FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-C-1
fabric previously published as KTS Carthage (n. 370)
ware Coarse Wares
Punic Painted Ware
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some fine to large white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-1
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-0,75
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,02-0,75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,3
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, reddish brown, 0,12-0,2
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,05-0,1
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