FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-0.7 (vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.4
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.16
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