FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAN-OD-1
ware Various Terracotta Objects
supposed site of production Palermo / Panormos
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour grey, edges light red, texture coarse and compact, numerous small to large inclusions: white, black, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) grey gley 1 5/-, light red 10 R 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04-3.8, 1x 4.8
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-3.7, 1x 8.0
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, rounded - subangular, spherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.2
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, 0.04-8.0
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, reddish brown, red, reddish brown and black, <0.04-3.7
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, black, <0.04-3.0
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