FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, core: red, granular; numerous fine white inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8, core: 2.5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,2
inclusions 20%, length: 0,08-0,8
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.08-0,6
mica frequent
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, subelongate, red, 0,28-0,8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,2
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