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: yellowish, white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core dark reddish grey 10 R 3/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5.0%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.2), channel (0.08-2.0); void length: 0.04-2.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz singular, well rounded, subangular, very spherical, subelongate, grey, yellowish, 0.03-0.12
mica riddled with, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical subspherical, yellowish, white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.0
black inclusions singular, well rounded, subangular, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, 0.04-0.2
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
more inclusions2 frequent, subrounded - very angular, spherical - subspherical , elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, yellowish brown, reddish, 0.04-1.2
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