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 red, texture middle fine and compact, some fine to large inclusions: white, gray, black, red
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.48, singular 1.28
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-1.1
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded, angular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, 0.1-0.68
mica infrequent, spherical - elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-1.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, grey, 0,04-0.52
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - spherical, subelongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.8
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.8
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