FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-SOL-A-1
fabric previously published as PAN - 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 colour red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.9 (vughy), 0.6 (channel
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, grey, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.4
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.28
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.16
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.2
foraminifera singular, subspherical, yellowish, 0.24-0.28
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