FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break exterior light red, core grey, texture coarse and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, black, red, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6, core reddish grey 5 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.8), channel (0.08-0.8); void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-2.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, clear, grey, white, 0.06-2.0
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.24-1.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.24-0.56
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, sherical - subspherical, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.52-0.7
black inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-2.4
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