FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-6
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some fine white and dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2,5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,1
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,3
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0,16
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,08-0,2
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,06
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0,08-0,4
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,04-0,12
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