FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, peripheral areas dark greyish brown, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) weak red 10 R 4/4, peripheral areas dusky red 10 R 3/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.7
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, white, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, orange, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
black inclusions singular, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.06
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