FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour dark reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, reddish, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dusky red 10 R 3/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.6 (vughy), 1.2 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, white, 0.08-0.9
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-1.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions singular, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
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