FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.08 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 2.2 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subangular, grey, 0.04-0.2
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, <0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-1.2
black inclusions singular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, 0.04-0.16
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical, white, 0.24
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