FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-2
fabric previously published as Impasto 64
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core grey, texture fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: white, yellowish
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6-6/8, core grey 7.5 YR 5/0
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness very hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.04
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.84
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.64
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, black, 0.04-0.6
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.48
more inclusions2 very frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-1.04
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