FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour grey, core red, texture coarse, numerous small and few large inclusions: yellowish white, white, black, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1,core weak red 10 R 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.06 (vughy, channel)-1.6 (vughy), 0.2 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.5, 1x 1.7
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.06-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish - white, white, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown - black, 0.06-1.7
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.2
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