FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, granular; many fine white inclusions, singular mid-sized dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12
inclusions 5%, length: 0,2-0,4
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.2
mica singular
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, light red, 0,4
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, black
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