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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune depurata
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core light gray, granular break, numerous fine white and dark particles, few large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 6/6, core 5YR 7/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.05-2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1.75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0.025-0.25
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, subspherical, white; yellow; dark rimmed, 0.075-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, subspherical, white, 0.1-0.3
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subspherical, rust coloured, 1.5-1.75
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subspherical, black, 0.1-0.5
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