FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
fabric previously published as Impasto 82
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 and infrequent large inclusions: white, red, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.8), channel (0.08-0.88); void length: 0.04-1.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongtae, elongate, grey, clear, white, reddish, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, yellwosih white, 0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.56
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.8
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