FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-2
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: gray, fine; some fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness very hard
porosity 2,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-1
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,04-0,2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,12
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,04-0,2
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, light red, 0,04
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