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 light red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to few large inclusions: white, red, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy, cannel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.0 (vughy), 0.2 (channel)
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, reddish, clear, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, <0.04-1.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very sperical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.0
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.9
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.36
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