FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pink, granular; fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,2
inclusions 30%, length: 0,2-1,2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.4-1,2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,6
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,3
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, red, 0,1-0,6
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, black, 0,08-0,4
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