FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
supposed site of production Pantelleria
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, core black, texture very coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions:clear, black, grey, red, yellowish, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 5 YR 4/4, core dark reddish brown 5 YR 3/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 15%; void form: vughy (0.04-10.5), channel (0.06-2.2); void length: 0.04-10.5
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-4.8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, 0.04-1.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.6
black inclusions very frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, <0.04-2.2
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, grey, 0.6
more inclusions2 very frequent, very angular - subangular, subrounded, elongate - very elongate, subspherical, clear, yellowish, 0.06-1.8
more inclusions3 very frequent, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish brown, 0.04-4.8
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