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
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; numerous small white inclusions, some mid-sized dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12-0,32
inclusions 25%, length: 0,02-1,6
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, white, 0,12-0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,04-0,24
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0,2-0,8
grey inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,04-0,8
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