FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
Ceramica comune grezza
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break granular, many fine white, some dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-0.7
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.2-0.55
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.1-0.2
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded, subspherical, white, 0.2-0.5
black iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.25
white inclusions infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.45-0.5
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