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
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, fine; some fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 2,5%, length: 0,04-0,6
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, clear, 0,08-0,32
mica frequent, angular, subelongate, white, 0,02-0,04
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0,04-0,08
black iron oxide concretions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0,04-0,08
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,04-0,24
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