FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type LIL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Plain Ware
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour greyish brown, core red, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: yellowish white, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1, core red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.6 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 22.5%, length: <0.04-0.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, clear, grey, 0.04-0.5
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.45
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical, black, 0.04-0.08
more inclusions2 singular, subrounded, subelongate, light red, 0.12-0.45
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