FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune depurata
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break red; irregular break, numerous fine white, some dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.1-0.8
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.6
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.075-0.6
mica very frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0.025-0.25
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.1-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.1-0.25
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05
grey inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical, gray, 0.1-0.5
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