FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-1
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 grey, texture coarse, numerous small to lage inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-0.8 (vughy), 1.0 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, reddish, clear, white, 0.04-2.1
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.9
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.12-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.12
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subspherical, black, 0.12-0.4
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