FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, irregular fracture, numerous fine white, some large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.1-1.5
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.1-0.75
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.08-0.25
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.2-1.5
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.1-0.5
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