FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-5
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break pink, core gray, smooth fracture; few, partly large white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 7/4, core 7.5YR 6/1
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.025-1.5
inclusions 5%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, c, clear; white, 0.3
mica very frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, dark; white, 0.025-0.75
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, dark edges, 0.05-0.5
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, reddish brown, 0.05-0.8
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.075-0.75
brown inclusions singular, very angular, spherical, brown, glassy, 0.25
more inclusions1 infrequent, very angular, spherical - subelongate, clear; green, 0.15-1.5
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