FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-2
fabric previously published as F. 46
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, black,mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light red 2.5 YR 6/8; core reddish brown and grey 2.5 YR 6/4 and 6/0
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.12-0.4); void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.6
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.68
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.2-0.28
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-1.8
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