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, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel (0.08-2.8), vughy (0.04-1.32); void length: 0.04-2.8
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, roundes - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical, subelongate, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.28
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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