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, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8, reddish grey 2.5 YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8 (vughy), 0.9 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, 0.04-0.3
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, greyish, <0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, greyish, <0.04-0.3
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.5
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, sperical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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