FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type LIL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
visual excamination of fresh break colour grey and yellowish, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish grey 10 R 5/1; pale brown 2.5 Y 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.32, 1x 2.4
inclusions 22.5%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.08-0.4
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subsperical, elongate, red, reddish brown, orange, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.32
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