FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-G-1
ware Glazed Wares
Black glaze ware
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, smooth fracture, no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 6/3 - 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.03-0.3
inclusions 1 - 2.5%, length: 0.025-0.2
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.025-0.2
mica very frequent, angular, very elongate; spherical, dark; white, 0.025-0.025
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.025-0.12
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical, black, 0.025-0.2
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0.12
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