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; no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 5%, length: 0,02-0,3
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0,04-0,24
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,08-0,12
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded, spherical, white; yellowish white, 0,04-0,12
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, reddish brown, 0,04-0,12
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,04-0,08
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