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 pale brown and grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions, white, red, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pink 7.5 YR 7/3, core grey 5 YR 6/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.08-1.68
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.64
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.88
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.28
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical, white, 0.36-1.0
more inclusions2 frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, 0.16-0.72
more inclusions3 very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.06-0.8
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