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
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, granular; sporadic large white, red and dark inclusions, few fine white inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 20%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,2
inclusions 15%, length: 0,12-2,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.12-0,6
mica frequent
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0,2-1,4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera riddled with, rounded, subelongate, white, 0,2-2,2
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