FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/6, peripheral area pale brown 2.5 YR 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04-1.0 (channel), 0.8 (vughy)
inclusions 22.5%, length: <0.04-0.5, singularly up to 0.88
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, reddish brown, 0.04-0.88
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.16-0.36
black inclusions singular, well rounded, rounded, subelongate, spherical, black, dark grey, 0.08-0.26
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