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 reddish yellow, irregular fracture,numerous partly large white, dark and brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 6/4, core 5YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.2-1
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0.025-0.12
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.2-1.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.5
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.12-0.3
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