FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-FT-1
ware Figural Terracotta
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; numerous fine white inclusions, some large reddish brown particles, few dark gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness soft
porosity 10%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.08-0.6
inclusions 20%, length: 0.28-0.4
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.28
mica infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.1-0.3
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.05
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, reddish brown, 0,2-1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.05-0.2
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