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 dark grey, peripheral area exterior red, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1, exterior 10 R 4/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04-0.72 (channel), 1.1 (vughy)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.08-0.72
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.72
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherrical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, orange, 0.04-0.12
black inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, black, 0.12-0.18
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