FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core dark grey, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: grey, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: channel, voids; void length: 0.04-1.1 (channel), 2.6 (vughy)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.3
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.06-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.72
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.3
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.52
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, orange
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