FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, coarse texture, numerous small and few large inclusions: yellowish white, reddish brown, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.1 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.5
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.9
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.06-1.1
reddish inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.2
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