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
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; many fine to large white inclusions, some large reddish brown inlusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,2
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-1,6
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.12-0,8
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,12-0,6
reddish inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0,4-1,6
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, metallic grey, 0,12-1
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