FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pink,granular; numerous fine white inclusions, scattered mid-sized red inclusions, mica
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: 0,12-0,8
inclusions 15%, length: 0,02-0,8
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.2-0,8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,08-0,4
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,12
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0,16-0,6
grey inclusions very frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,04-0,8
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