FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
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 light brown, core red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light reddish brown 2.5 YR 6/4, core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.28
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.52
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, grey, clear, 0.04-0.52
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, white, 0.08-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.08-0.45
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions frequent, subrounded - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.45
Cite this page as: FACEM - http://facem.at/m-92-84