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: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular, fine white and gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 5%, length: 0,12-0,6
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.12-0,6
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions 0,2-0,6
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0,4-0,8
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