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 gray, irregular fracture, some fine white and large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.1-1.2
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.1-0.7
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.1-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, reddish brown, 0.1-1.5
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, black, 0.1-0.8
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