FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour brown, grey, red (sandwich), texture coarse, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/4, redddish grey 10 R 5/1, core red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.7 (vughy), 0.48 (channel)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.56
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.28-0.6
black inclusions singular, angular, elongate, black, 0.24
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