FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown, core dark grey, irregular fracture; numerous fine to large white inclusions, some black particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 6/4, core 5YR 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.05-0.5
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.07-0.3
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, orange red, 0.25
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05-1.5
white inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, edges brown
more inclusions1 infrequent, very angular, spherical - elongate, brown; clear, 0.12-0.3
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