FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type LIL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown, texture middle-fine, numerous small to large inclusions: white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) weak red 10 R 4/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel, vughy; void length: 0.04 (channel, vughy)-0.8 (channel), 0.2, 1x 1.4 (vughy)
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-0.48
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, clear, grey, yellowish, 0.04-0.28
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very sperical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.48
black inclusions singular, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.12
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