FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-3
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 pale brown and grey, texture middle fine, numerous fine inclusions: white, yellowish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light brown 7.5 YR 6/4, core dark grey 7.5 YR 4/0
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-1
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - rounded, subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspheriacal, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, elongate, grey, 0.52
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, reddish, 0.24-0.32
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