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, irregular; numerous fine to large white inclusions, large reddish brown inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; void length: 0,12
inclusions 7,5%, length: 0,08-0,8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.8
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.08-0.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, red, 0,08
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, black
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