FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type CAR-REG-C-4
fabric previously published as KTS Carthage (n. 302)
ware Coarse Wares
Punic Painted Ware
supposed site of production Carthage region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pale brown, some fine dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR6/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,75
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,02-0,75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,05-0,25
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,05-0,12
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,04-0,12
more inclusions1 infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, yellowish brown, white rim, 0,12-0,25
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