FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour brownish grey, peripheral area red, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) weak red 10 R 4/3, red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-14.4 (vughy), 4.8 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.64
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, <0.04-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, 0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical, reddish brown, 0.06-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
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