FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
visual excamination of fresh break colour dark grey, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 0.9 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.08-0.9
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, reddish, 0.04-1.1
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical, reddish brown, orange, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.06-0.08
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