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, core greyish brown, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 6/8, core weak red 2.5 YR 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.88
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, reddish brown, 0.04-0.24
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.88
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical, black, 0.12
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