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 archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour dark grey, core dark reddish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine and few large inclusions: white, yellowish white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) dark reddish grey 10 R 3/1, core weak red 10 R 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.4, 1x 3.2 (vughy), 0.5 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, clear, grey, reddish brown, 0.06-0.2
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, <0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, very spherical - subspherical, red, 0.04-0.2
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