FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and reddish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and sporadically large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, light reddish brown 5 YR 6/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.06 (channel), 0.08 (vughy)-1.2 (channel, vughy)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.9, 1x2.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, reddish brown, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0,04-0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.06-2.8
reddish inclusions singular, very spherical, reddish brown, 0.48
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.4
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