FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune grezza
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, edges dark reddish gray, irregular break, few fine white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 5/3 - 5YR 4/2 (edges)
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.1-1
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.1-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, subspherical - subelongate, rust coloured, 0.075-1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical - subelongate, black, 0.05-0.25
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