FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-2
ware Glazed Wares
black glaze ware
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core grey; smooth fracture
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.025-0.075
inclusions 1%, length: 0,025-0,25
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.05
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.05-0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.05
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.05-0.1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.025-0.05
foraminifera frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.05-0.075
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