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 reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine white particles, isolated large dark red inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,25
inclusions 10%, length: 0,02-0,8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.2-0,8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,2-0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,08
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0,04-0,12
grey inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,12-0,8
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