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 and infrequent large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.84
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.4
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.36
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.08-0.28
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.32
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