FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 57
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, yellowish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-2
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded, spherical, yellowish red, clear, 0,04-0,88
mica riddled with, spherical, elongate, white, <0,04-0,04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subspherical, elongate, very elongate, white, 0,04-0,32
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0,04-0,88
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, red, <0,04-0,12
black inclusions singular, very elongate, black, 0,16-0,44
foraminifera very frequent, rounded, very spherical, elongate, very elongate, white, 0,08-0,24
more inclusions2 frequent, angular, subspherical, yellowish brown, reddish, 0,04-2,0
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