FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-6
ware Glazed Wares
Paestan red figured, Asteas
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, edges gray, fine grained fracture surface; numerous fine white inclusions
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-0.25
inclusions 5%, length: 0.025-0.3
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.025-0.25
mica very frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, dark; white, 0.025-0.15
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.05-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.12
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, reddish brown, 0.25
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black; brownish black, 0.025-0.12
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