FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type MALTA-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Local Plain
supposed site of production Malta
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: yellowish, white, red, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-2.6), channel (0.06-0.4); void length: 0,04-2.6
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-01.2
sorting unsorted


mica very frequent, angular, elongate, spherical, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, 0,04-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.7
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black, 0.04-0.08
grey inclusions singular, well rounded, elongate, grey, 0.28
foraminifera very frequent, well rounded, rounded, very spherical, subspherical, very elongate, white, yellowish, grey, 0.08-0.32
more inclusions2 very frequent, angular - very angular, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, yellowish white, brownish, reddish, 0.08-1.2
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