FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture fine and compact, small and few large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.0, 1x 3.8 (vughy), 1.7 (channel)
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.12
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.12-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subsphercial, elongate, black, dark grey, <0.04-0.8
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical, white, 0.4
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