FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-2
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow to gray, fine; few fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR4/1-5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness very hard
porosity 2,5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0,04-0,4
inclusions 2,5%, length: 0,02-0,28
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0,04-0,2
mica infrequent, angular, subelongate, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, yellowish white, 0,04-0,24
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0,04-0,12
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical, black, 0,04-0,12
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0,04-0,24
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