FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour greenish white, texture coarse, infrequent fine to large inclusions: white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light grey 5 YR 7/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.06-0.4); void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting unsorted


mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.5
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.12
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.06
white inclusions frequent, subangular - angular, subspherical - subelongate, white, greenish white, 0.08-1.8
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, subrounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, 0.12-0.4
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