FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
visual excamination of fresh break colour dark brownish grey, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) weak red 2.5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.9 (vughy), 0.36 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, clear, grey, 0.08-0.6
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.24
black inclusions singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.06-0.36
more inclusions2 frequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, orange, 0.04-2.4
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