FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour brown, core greyish brown, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) weak red 5 R 4/2, core dark reddish grey 5 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8
inclusions 17.4%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-1.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-2.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, orange, 0.06-0.2
black inclusions singular, well rounded, subspherical, black, 1.2
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