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 light red, peripheral areas pale brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and sporadically large inclusions: white, yellowish white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 7/6, peripheral areas pale brown 2.5 YR 8/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.7
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-0.9, 1x 1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, clear, white, reddish brown, 0.04-0.9
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-1.0
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, <0.04-0.28
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical, black, 0.06-0.2
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