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, numerous fine to some large inclusions: white, red, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-0.92
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-2
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0,04-0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish, 0,04-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0,04-0,6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subsphreical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0,04-0,88
black inclusions infrequent, spherical, elongate, black, 0,04-0,06
foraminifera frequent, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, 0,08-0,4
more inclusions2 frequent, angular, subspherical - subelongate, yellowish brown, reddish, 0,04-2,0
more inclusions3 singular, well rounded, very spherical - spherical, grey, yellowish, reddish, 0.08-0.12
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