FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type MOT-C-2
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, texture middle fine and compact, frequent small tor large inclusions: grey, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 2.2 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, brownish, 0.12-0.6
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.64
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subsperical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.24
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.44
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical, spherical, grey, white, 0.26-0.6
more inclusions2 singular, subangular, subspherical, black and white, dark grey, 0.64-0.7
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