FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, peripheral area grey, texture coarse, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish grey 10 R 5/1, core light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.72 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical- subspherical, grey, clear, white, reddish brown, 0.04-0.7
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions singular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.12-0.16
black inclusions singular, subspherical, elongate, black, 0.08
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