FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-OD-1
ware Opus Doliare
supposed site of production Paestum
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; coarse temper, numerous fine to medium-sized white inclusions, large dark gray inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0,04-0,25
inclusions 20%, length: 0,02-2
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear, 0,12-1,8
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0,02-0,04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,25-1,2
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0,12-0,24
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0,12-0,8
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, black, 0,08-0,4
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, yellowish brown, 0,8-1,8
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