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 colour light brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.24), channel (0.08-0.4); void length: 0.04-0.24
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.72
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.06-0.6
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, white, 0.08-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.08-0.83
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.72
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
more inclusions1 singular, rounded, subspherical, white, 1.8
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