FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type W-CENT-SARD-A-1
fabric previously published as 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 large inclusions: white, grey, red, 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: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04-0.9 (channel), 1.6 (vughy)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, 0.06-0.88
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherrical, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.12-1.1
reddish inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.12-0.24
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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