Petrographic sample: LAC41606/1

Vessel Registration Number:

41606/1

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Lachish

Bowl, carinated

Israel/Shephelah

Late Bronze Age III, Iron A...

Description

The matrix is reddish-brown, silty, calcareous and optically active with small amounts of calcareous sand and rare shell. The quartz silt is about 20% and also contains some heavy minerals (including mica and hornblende) as well as common opaques. The calcareous sand consists of rounded chalk grains (up to 100µm). Rare are fossilized mollusc shell fragments (up to 300µm). The fabric is furthermore characterized by planar voids with dark fringes that probably resemble burned vegetal mater.

Thin Section Photos  1




Late Bronze Age III, Iron Age IA
Magnification:
x5
Polarized Light?
XPL

Break Photos  1


Bowl, carinated
Lachish
Late Bronze Age III, Iron Age IA

Vessel Images  1


Bowl, carinated
Lachish
Late Bronze Age III, Iron Age IA

Petrographic Sample

Southen shephelah /

Calcareous sand and shell

Loess soil

Associated Kiln/Workshop

Associated Ware/Ware Family