FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, irregular; numerous fine to very large dark gray inclusions, many small to very large white (carbonate-) particles, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,5
inclusions 30%, length: 0,08-2,8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,2-0,8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,2-0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,04-0,4
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, redd0, 0,16-0,4
grey inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,12-1,5
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