FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour greyish brown, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, yellowish white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 2.5 YR 3/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.08 (channel)-1.6 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, 0.08-0.48
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, white, yellowish white, <0.4-1.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-1.4
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, red, 0.06-2.4
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.06-0.16
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