FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core light grey, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, pseudomorphoses, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light red 2.5 YR 6/6, core light brownish grey 10 YR 6/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy (0.04-4.8), channel (0.04-1.0); void length: 0.04-4.8
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-2.0
sorting unsorted


mica infrequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical,, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-2.0
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.4
grey inclusions frequent, subrounded, subangular - very angular, subspherical - subelongate, light grey, reddish, brownish, 0.08-2.0
more inclusions1 very frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.4
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