FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour brownish grey, peripheral area light red, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/3, light red 10 R 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.06 (channel), 0.04 (vughy)->4.4 (channel), 1.0 (vughy)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white reddish, 0.08-0.52
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.06-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, reddish brown, red, 0.06-0.28
black inclusions singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical, black, 0.1-0.16
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