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 red, peripheral areas grey, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 10 R 6/8 and reddish gray 10 R 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-4.0 (vughy), 2.8 (channel)
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, reddish brown, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.24
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