FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some large white and numerous fine white and dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,16
inclusions 15%, length: 0,2-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.4
mica singular
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.2-1.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0,2-0,47
black inclusions singular, angular, subelongate, black
foraminifera singular, white, 1,2
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