FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: gray, irregular; fine to large-sized white inclusions, some large reddish brown inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6, core: 5YR5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: chambers; void length: 0,12-0,4
inclusions 15%, length: 0,12-0,6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.12-0,4
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.6
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