FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-SOL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo/Panormos-Solunto/Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Pinkish reddish clay, compact, with a good amount of white visible inclusions of small or medium size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; channels; void length: 0.04-0.56-60 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.08-0.79; 1.19 (agglomerate)
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz sporadic, well rounded, spherical; subspherical, greyish/transparent, 0.08-0.79
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate frequent, angular; subrounded; well rounded, subspherical; spherical; elongate, white, 0.08-0.79; 1.19
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subangular, very spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-08-0.12-16
black inclusions rare, rounded, very spherical, black, 0.08
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