FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-G-1
ware Glazed Wares
Red figured ware; Fratte Painter
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break pink, smooth fracture, sporadic dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.025-0.5
inclusions 2.5%, length: 0.025-1
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.5
mica very frequent, angular, very elongate, dark, 0.025-0.25
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.12-0.25
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.05-0.25
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.25
grey inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, grey, 1
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