FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Local Plain
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light reddish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, yellowish, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-2.0), channel (0.06-0.6); void length: 0.04-2.0
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-2.8
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - spherical, white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.9
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, spherical, elongate - very elongate, black, <0.04-0.4
foraminifera infrequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, grey, 0.12-0.24
more inclusions2 very frequent, angular - very angular, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, light brown, yellowish brown, yellowish white, reddish brown, 0.08-2.8
more inclusions3 infrequent, well rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, grey, white, 0.2-0.4
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