FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and greyish brown, sandwich, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids.
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, weak red 2.5 YR 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.0 (vughy), 0.8 (channel)
inclusions 27.5%, length: <0.04-0.7
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.68
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.64
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.6
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black, 0.2
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