FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-CBM-3
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break pink to dark red, yellowish white veins, irregular; numerous reddish brown inclusions, some black and light gray particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR7/4-8/3, 2.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,08-0,2
inclusions 25%, length: 0,02-2,4
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.4-1
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,2-2,4
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0,08-1,2
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