FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-FT-1
ware Figural Terracotta
supposed site of production Paestum region
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, granular; numerous fine white particles, some mid-sized to large dark brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 20%, length: 0.16-2.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.16-0,48
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
red iron oxide concretions frequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.25-2.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, black, 0.2-0.48
white inclusions singular, angular, spherical, white, 0.6
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