FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-A-4
fabric previously published as A 39
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish brown, granular; sporadic large dark inclusions, numerous fine to medium-sized white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,2-0,4
inclusions 25%, length: 0,16-2,2
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.4
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, red, 0,28
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,16-0,16
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