FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour yellowish brown, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.0), channel (0.12-0,4); void length: 0.04-1.0
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.08-1.0
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.12-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.16-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - spherical, subelongate, elongate, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.88
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical, elongate - subelongate, black, 0.06-0.56
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