FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: grey, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-2.0 (vughy), 1.2 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-1.0
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, grey, <0.04-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, <0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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