FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core reddish grey, texture fine and cmpact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.2 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.24
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.24
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.16
black inclusions singular, well rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.12
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