FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; fine quartz particles, some mid sized reddish brown and dark gray inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7,5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,12-1,4
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-0,5
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.12-0,32
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.2-0.28
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,04-0,12
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, rusty brown, 0,32-0,8
reddish inclusions singular, angular, subelongate, dark red, 0,4
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0,12-0,5
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