FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-1
fabric previously published as F. 64
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, red, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.72), channel (0.08-0.2, singular 2.4); void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-01.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.48
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.88
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.04-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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