FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow; irregular; several white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow, 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vesicular; void length: 0.025-0.25
inclusions 10%, length: 0.025-0.675
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.025-0.3
mica infrequent, white, 0.025-0.125
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, yellowish white, 0.025-0.875
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.25
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.675
black inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical, black, 0.025-0.1
grey inclusions frequent, subangular, subspherical, 0.025-0.375
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