Fabrics - Summary Table

This table provides an overview of the basic information regarding the fabrics identified in the Palatine East assemblage.

Each of the entries in the cells in the Fabric, Class, Petrographic Analysis, and NAA columns - highlighted in blue – is linked to a record form for the specific item that it represents.

The data in the table can be reordered by sorting and selected for by filtering.

A sort can be performed on the following columns: Fabric, Class, Description, Provenience – Region, Provenience – Locale, Nature, Texture. To sort the records in a column in alphanumeric order, click the column heading. To reverse the order, click the column heading a second time. To undo a sort and return the table to the default ordering, click the Reset button.

A filter can be performed for the following columns: Class, Description, Provenience – Country, Provenience - Region, Provenience – Locale, Nature, Texture. To filter, use one of the filter menus located in the area above the table. To filter on one of the columns for which the entry is selected from a fixed set of terms (Class, Provenience – Country, Nature, Texture), scroll down the list and click the term on which you would like to filter, then click the Apply button. To filter on two or more of the terms, hold down the Control key, click each of the desired terms, then click the Apply button. To filter on one of the columns for which the entries are open format (Description, Provenience - Region, Provenience - Locale), select the operator that you would like to employ by scrolling down the list of options in the upper box and clicking on it, type the text string on which you would like to filter in the lower box, then click the Apply button. For either type of entry, to undo the filter and return to the unfiltered table, click the Reset button.

For each of the fabrics included in the table there is a record form that contains more extensive information than that presented in the table. To access this form, click the entry for the desired form in the Fabric column. The record form is laid out in two columns, with the left-hand column presenting information that provides a rapid overview of the fabric and the right-hand column occupied by headings for several groupings of thematically related fields presented in collapsed view. To open any of these groupings, click the heading. To collapse an opened grouping, click the heading a second time. Entries in these fields that appear highlighted in blue are linked to a record for that item. Groupings and fields that contain no data for a particular fabric do not appear in the record form. To return to the table from the record form use the Back arrow.

Fabric Class Descriptionsort descending Provenience - Country Provenience - Region Provenience - Locale Nature Texture Petro Anal NAA
African Sigillata 1 Fabric Variant 4 African Sigillata 1

Fine light red to red body that sometimes dipslays rare white inclusions.

Non-calcareous matrix that contains frequent minute quartz grains and sometimes rare, minute claystone bodies, rare, small calcareous bodies, and rare to sparse, small voids.

Tunisia Northern Tunisia No evidence non-carbonate fine - gritty PEPP Thin Section 209
African Sigillata 4 Fabric African Sigillata 4

Fine to slightly gritty, red or sometimes light red fabric sometimes with rare small white inclusions.  

Non-carbonate matrix sometimes containing rare to abundant quartz grains, sometimes rare to sparse claystone, and rare to frequent calcareous bodies.

Tunisia S Tunisia No evidence non-carbonate fine - gritty PEPP Thin Section 095, PEPP Thin Section 097
African Sigillata 1 Fabric Variant 2 African Sigillata 1

Gritty to porphyritic, light red to red body that sometimes displays rare white inclusions.

Non-calcaroues matrix containing abundant small to large quartz grains and sometimes rare large, claystone bodies, rare small to medium calcareous bodies, and/or rare small voids.

Tunisia Northern Tunisia No evidence non-carbonate porphyritic PEPP Thin Section 211
African Sigillata 1 Fabric Variant 1 African Sigillata 1

Gritty to slightly coarse light red to red body that sometimes displays rare white inclusions.

Non-calcareous matrix containing abundant minute to large quartz grains and sometimes rare, small to medium claystone bodies, rare, small calcareous bodies, and/or rare small voids.

 

Tunisia Northern Tunisia No evidence non-carbonate gritty - coarse PEPP Thin Section 213, PEPP Thin Section 215
African Sigillata 2.1 Fabric African Sigillata 2.1

Light red or red body with gritty texture.

Non-carbonate matrix containing abundant quartz grains, sometimes rare fragments claystone, and frequent calcareous bodies.

Tunisia C Tunisia interior Djilma - Henchir El-Guellal non-carbonate gritty PEPP Thin Section 201
African Sigillata 2.2 Fabric African Sigillata 2.2

Light red to red body with gritty texture.

Non-carbonate matrix containing very abundant quartz grains, sparse claystone bodies, and sometimes rare calcareous bodies.

Libya, Tunisia C or N Tunisia? W Tripolitania? No evidence. non-carbonate gritty PEPP Thin Section 200
African Sigillata 1 Fabric Variant 3 African Sigillata 1

Porphyritic to fine light red to red body that sometimes displays rare white inclusions.

Non-calcareous matrix containing rare to sparse minute to small quartz grains and sometimes rare, small claystone bodies, rare, small calcareous bodies and reaction rims, and/or rare, small voids.

Tunisia Northern Tunisia No evidence non-carbonate fine - porphyritic PEPP Thin Section 208, PEPP Thin Section 210