FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type LIL-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red , texture middle-fine and compact, numerous small and some large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.8, 1x 1.2 (vughy), 0.4, 1x 1.2 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, <0.04-0.28
mica singular, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.9
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, very elongated, reddish brown, red, 0.06-0.8
black inclusions singular, spherical, elongate, black, 0.08-0.24
foraminifera infrequent, spherical, greyish, white, 0.28
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