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 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12-0,6
inclusions 15%, length: 0,16-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.24-1,2
mica frequent
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0,4-1,2
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera frequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0,16-1,2
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