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 archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some fine white inclusions, some gray inclusions, micacious
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0,04-0,75
inclusions 20%, length: 0,02-0,6
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0.08-0,6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, greyish white, 0,2-0,25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,12
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, metallic grey, 0,08-0,2
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