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: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.4 (vughy), 1.0 (channel)
inclusions 4%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.2
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - sunbspherical, elongate, white, yellowhish white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.9
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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