FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-SOL-A-1
fabric previously published as PAN - A - 1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo/Panormos-Solunto/Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 1%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.2
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.12
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, red, <0.04-0.16
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, sperical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
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