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 archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red and dark grey, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, yellowish white, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 6.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.08 (channel)-0.8 (vughy), 0.5 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.18
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.9
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.1
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