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 archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, hackly; many small to very large white inclusions, many middle-sized to very large gray particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface hackly
hardness very hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,2-2
inclusions 30%, length: 0,02-5,2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.12-3,2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,08-0,4
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,08
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,2-2,4
grey inclusions very frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,12-5,2
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