FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core brown, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.0 (vughy), 1.1 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.08-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-1.6
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.04
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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