FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-FT-3
ware Figural Terracotta
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, granular fracture, numerous fine white inclusions, some large gray and black icnlusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 4/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.05-0.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.075-0.75
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, spherical, grayish white, 0.5
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.2-1
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