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, fine inclusions: white, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.16), channel (0.04-0.8); void length: 0,04-0,8
inclusions 25%, length: <0,04-0,6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, well rounded-very angular, very spherical-subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, reddish, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, well rounded-angular, very spherical-subspherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.12-0.24
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded-subrounded, very spherical-subspherical, red, reddish brown, reddis brown and black, <0.04-0.48
black inclusions frequent, rounded-angular, subspherical, elongate-very elongate, black, black-brown, 0,.4-0.16
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