FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune da cucina
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, irregular fracture; numerous fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.5-1
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.8
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.05-0.75
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, dark; white, 0.025-0.2
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white; grey, 0.08-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.1-0.5
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.25
brown inclusions singular, very angular, subelongate, brown, glassy, 0.25
more inclusions1 frequent, very angular, spherical - subelongate, clear; green, 0.2-0.6
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