FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-C-1
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 dark grey, texture coarse, numerous small to large inclusions: yellowish white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 3/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.6, singularly 2.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, clear, grey, 0.04-0.5
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, yellowish white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, red, <0.04-0.16
more inclusions2 singular, subspherical, red, 2.0
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