FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, irregular; some fine to large white and few dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 7.5%, length: 0.02-2.2
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.03
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.03-0.2
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.03-0.09
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical, rusty brown, 0.06-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, light red, 0.6
white inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.06-2.0
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