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 red, core dark grey,texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, yellowish, reddish, 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 15%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.4), channel (0.08-0.8); void length: 0.04-1.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.3
sorting unsorted


mica riddled with, spherical; elongate, <0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - angular, spherical - elongate, white, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.32
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, subsperical, elongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.12
grey inclusions singular, very angular, subspherical, elongate, light grey, 0.24-1.0
white inclusions singular, well rounded, spherical - elongate, white, grey, 0.06-0.32
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 very frequent, subrounded - very angular - angular, subelongate, suspherical, yellowish white, yellowish brown, reddish, 0.04-1.3
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