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 light reddish brown, core light brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, black, red, reddish brown, white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4, core light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.06-1.2), channel (0.06-0.4); void length: 0.06-1.2
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-2.0
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.9
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - very angular, subspherical, black, <0.04-1.0
grey inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, grey, 0.6
more inclusions2 frequent, very angular - subangular, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, clear, white, grey, 0.04-1.2
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