FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune da cucina
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break red, edges reddish brown, irregular fracture;numerous fine to large white inclusions, some dark particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 4/6-5/6, edges 2.5YR 4/3
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; chambers; void length: 0.1-1
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1.5
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.1-0.75
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.025
calciumcarbonate frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.1-1.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.25-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, angular, spherical, reddish brown, 1.5
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical - elongate, black, 0.1-0.75
more inclusions1 frequent, very angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; green, 0.2-0.3
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