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, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.45 (vughy), 0.85 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.64
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.08-0.32
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.64
reddish inclusions singular, spherical, reddish brown, 0.08
black inclusions singular, spherical, black, 0.08
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