FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean

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Provenance Studies on Pottery

in the Southern Central Mediterranean from the 6th to the 2nd c. B.C.

Facem (= Fabrics of the Central Mediterranean) is a database for specialists of Greek, Punic and Roman pottery, first released on 6th of June 2011. Its aim is to give an overview of production centres in the Central Mediterranean region by presenting images and descriptions of fabrics.

We are glad to present the sixth release of FACEM of December 6th, 2016. It focuses on transport amphorae of the Bay of Naples, on the analyses of Italian terra sigillata and on pottery from Monte Iato in Sicily.

If you are interested in contributing to the FACEM project, please read "About FACEM".


Microscope Documentation Sites

About Facem

Learn more about the project and the methodology used.

Using Facem

Instructions how to use data in FACEM and how to create your own workspace.


Download contributions concerning fabrics, wares and production sites as PDFs