FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-FT-2
ware Figural Terracotta
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, core dark reddish gray, irregular fracture, some fine to large white particles, some large black and brown inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 5/4, core 2.5YR 4/1
texture of freshly broken surface hackly
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.05-1.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - elongate, clear, 0.075-1.5
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.05
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, partly dissolved, 0.05-0.75
reddish inclusions infrequent, well rounded, subspherical, orange red, 0.05-0.25
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.05-0.75
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