FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
visual excamination of fresh break colour dark grey, peripheral areas brownish red, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 3/1, dusky red 10 R 3/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.6 (vughy), 1.5 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.08-0.64
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.04
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
more inclusions2 infrequent, spherical, orange, 0.12
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