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, reddish brown, texture middle fine, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, white,
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.32 (vughy), 0.5 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, 0.06-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.06-1.0
reddish inclusions singular, very spherical, reddish brown, 0.04
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.2
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