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, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.48
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.06-0.52
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.08-1.2
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, spherical - subsherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.88
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