FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune grezza
supposed site of production Paestum region
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, irregular break, some white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 5/6 - 4/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vesicular; void length: 0.1-0.75
inclusions 25%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.1-0.75
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.5-1.5
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.75
more inclusions1 singular, very angular, subelongate, black; shining, 0.5
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