FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break brown, fine; many fine white elongated inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 2%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12-0,24
inclusions 7%, length: 0,2-0,4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.2-0,4
mica singular
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, subelongate
foraminifera very frequent, rounded, spherical, white to yellowish white, 0,2-0,32
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