FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core dark grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8, core dark reddish grey
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8 (vughy), 0.6 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, white, 0.04-0.24
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.06-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.06-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.28
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