FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MOT-A-2
fabric previously published as CAR-REG-A-3, KTS, Carthage (n. 334)
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, laminated; many fine to medium-sized white inclusions, some large carbonate-(pseudomorphoses) particles, transparent glittering quartz particles, large channel formed voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface laminated
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; void length: 0,05-2
inclusions 30%
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,3-1
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, very spherical; subspherical, white, 0,15-1,5
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, subrounded, subelongate, black, 0,2-0,3
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