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. 333)
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: 0,04-1,5
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-0,75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear: white, 0,02-0,75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, rust coloured, 0,05-0,5
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,04-0,25
brown inclusions infrequent, well rounded, spherical, yellowish brown, white rim, 0,25-0,5
white inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish brown rim, 0,25-0,5
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