FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-REG-FT-4
ware Figural Terracotta
supposed site of production Paestum region
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, core gray, irregular fracture surface; numerous white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 6/4, core 5YR 5/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.1-2
inclusions 10%, length: 0.05-0.75
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.05-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025-0.05
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.4
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, subspherical - subelongate, black, 0.2-0.75
more inclusions1 singular, rounded, subspherical, yellow, 0.25
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