FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-2
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 dark brown, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core weak red 10 R 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.06
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.9
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.7
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black, 0.04
more inclusions2 singular, spherical - subspherical, pale red
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