FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
fabric previously published as A 27
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; sporadic large white, red and dark inclusions, few fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 10%, length: 0,2-1,6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.2-1,4
mica frequent
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0,2-0,8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera frequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0,2-1,4
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