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 dark greyish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: yellowish white
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.48, singularly 0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.06-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, orange, 0.04-0.24
black inclusions singular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.12
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