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
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown; irregular; several small white and some big dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow, 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-1
inclusions 5%, length: 0.025-0.75
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.75
mica infrequent, white, 0.025-0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, yellow, 0.025-0.25
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.025-0.75
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, spherical, black, 0.025-0.1
foraminifera singular
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