FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Wares
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, fine texture, numerous small to medium sized inclusions: yellowish white, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.28 (vughy), 0.2 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, reddish, 0.06-0.28
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.24
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
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