FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Mozia / Motya
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and weak red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8, weak red 10 R 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.5 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.04
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz infrequent, subangular - angular, subspherical, clear, white, 0.06-0.28
mica singular, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.04
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.08-0.16
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.05-0.08
more inclusions2 infrequent, subrounded, subangulat, spherical, elongate, very elongate, orange, 0.08-0.4
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