FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-C-6
fabric previously published as KTS Carthage (n. 361)
ware Coarse Wares
Punic Painted Ware
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break very pale brown, granular; some fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,6
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,02-0,3
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white with brown rim, yellow with gray rim, 0,2-0,3
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0,04-0,08
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,02-0,12
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