FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and grey (sandwich), texture fine and compact, numerous small inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, dark reddish grey 2.5 YR 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 4.4 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.04-0.06
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, yellowish white, grey, <0.04-1.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, very elongate, white, yellowish white, grey, 0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.12
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.28-0.4
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