FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-3
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light reddish brown and red, veined, irregular; red inclusions, small to large gray inclusions, small to very large white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/4, 10R5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,2-0,8
inclusions 20%, length: 0,2-2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0.2-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, rust coloured, 0,2-2
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subsphercal, dark grey, 0,2-3
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