FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core dark grey, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core weak red 10 R 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-2.0 (vughy), 0,8 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.88
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.06-0.76
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.88
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.08-0.6
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical, black, 0.24
more inclusions2 frequent, subspherical, elongate, orange, 0.04-0.4
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