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, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.56 (vughy), 0.44 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.36, singular up to 0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, clear, 0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.4
black inclusions singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.18
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