FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions; white, grey, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 1.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.64
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, yellowish, 0.06-1.0
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.96
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, <0.04-0.48
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