FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-C-4
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown to dark reddish gray, irregular fracture, numerous white and dark inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 4/4 - 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.05-0.75
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-0.75
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.5
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, dark rim, core often dissolved, 0.1-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.6-1
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.075-0.5
more inclusions1 infrequent, very angular, elongate, clear, 0.25-0.75
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