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, coarse texture, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-3.0, 1x 4.2 (vughy), 1.1 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.5, singular 2.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, brownish, 0.04-0.5
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.06-0.9
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-1.5
black inclusions infrequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.12
more inclusions2 singular, subrounded, subspherical, red and yellow, 2.2
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