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. 362)
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 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-0,75
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,6
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,02-0,6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subspherical - elongate, white with brown rim, 0,25-0,5
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, yellowish red, 0,2-0,3
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,02-0,12
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