FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type COS-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Pantellerian Ware
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, core light red, texture middle fine, numerous fine to infrequent large inclusions: clear, black, grey, red, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 4/6, core red 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.06-1.6), channel (0.06-0.8); void length: 0.06-1.6
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.6
more inclusions2 frequent, subangular - very angular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, subelongate, clear, grey, pale red, 0.06-1.2
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