FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour pale brown, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light reddish brown 5 YR 6/4, core grey 7.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.28
sorting unsorted


mica riddled with, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded - rounded, subspherical, white, 0.24-0.68
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.92
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.32
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.12-0.32
more inclusions2 very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish orange, 0.04-0.2
more inclusions3 very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-1.28
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