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 light red, core greyish brown, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core brown 7.5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-2.8 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.06-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, black, 0.04-0.12
more inclusions2 infrequent, spherical - subspherical, orange
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