FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.0 (vughy), 0.7 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, grey, white, 0.06-0.9
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.,04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.64
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.64
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.08
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.16
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, white, 0.24-0.3
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