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 to large inclusions: white
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: cahnel, vughy; void length: 0.06 (channel), 0.04 (vughy)-0.5, 1x 1.0 (channel), 0.6, 1x 1.2 (vughy)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, yellowish-white, 0.04-1.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.5
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.24
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