FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type PAN-SOL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Palermo/Panormos-Solunto/Solus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Pinkish-red clay with a good amount of visible inclusions of white colour and of small-medium size and a singular big and red one
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.36
inclusions length: 0.04-0.60
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded; subangular, subspherical; spherical, greyish/whitish/transparent, 0.08-0.40
mica infrequent, angular, very spherical, shiny
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded; subrounded, very spherical; subelongate, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-08-0.60
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded; rounded; subangular, spherical; subelongate; very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.32
reddish inclusions singular, angular, subspherical, light red, 2.00
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