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 red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine inclusions: white, red, voids, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 10 R 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.06-0.4
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.08-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, yellowish, 0.08-0.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.06-1.0
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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