FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, irregular; many fine to large white particles, some mid-sized dark gray inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0,08-1,5
inclusions 30%, length: 0,02-1,5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.2-0,6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,12-0,5
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,04-0,4
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,2-0,8
grey inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,08-1,5
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