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, coarse texture, numerous small to large iclusions: yellowish white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, peripheral area dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.4 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.04-0.32
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate - very elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-1.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.12-0.6
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, subspherical, black, black and red, 0.08-0.44
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