FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, dark grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions, white, yellowish, 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
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-4.2), channel (0.12-1.2); void length: 0.08-4.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.24-1.1
mica riddled with, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, grey, 0.04-0.84
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subrounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.44
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, very spherical, spherical, subspherical,, white, yellowish, 0.2-0.32
more inclusions2 frequent, subrounded, angular - very angular, subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, yellowish brown, reddish, 0.8-1.2
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