FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
fabric previously published as Impasto 64
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to some large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8, core grey 7.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness very hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-3.2
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - spherical, white, yellowish orange, 0.04-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish orange, 0.04-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical subspherical, black, 0.04-1.0
white inclusions frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.68
foraminifera frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.24
more inclusions2 infrequent, rounded, subspherical, yellowish, 0.12-1.0
more inclusions3 singular, angular, spherical, grey, 0.72
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