FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-SOL-A-1
fabric previously published as SOL - A - 4
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 brown, core grey and red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: yellow, white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4, core dark reddish grey 2.5 YR 4/1 and light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.8, 1x 1-6
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, grey, white, white and red, <0.04-0.56
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, r - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish whitem white, <0.04-1.1
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.3
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, black, dark grey, <0.04-0.7
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