FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, edges grey, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 7.5 R 5/6, edges grey 10 YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.0, 1x 1.6 (vughy), 0.3 (channel)
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.56
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06 (dark)
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspheical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-1.2
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, <0.04-0.3
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.4-0.24
foraminifera singular, very spherical, subspherical, white, 0.12-0.2
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