FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune grezza
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break brown, edges strong brown; granular fracture; numerous fine white particles, some dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 5/3, edges 7.5YR 5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.05-0.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-0.75
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.25-0.75
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical, white; dark rims, 0.2-0.25
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white; gray, 0.2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.25
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.12
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