FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-4
ware Coarse Wares
ceramica comune da cucina
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break red, irregular fracture, numerous fine to large white inclusions, some dark particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR 4/6-5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.025-2
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-3
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.05-0.5
mica infrequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0.025
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, white, 0.05-2
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.1-3
black inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.075-0.3
more inclusions1 frequent, very angular, spherical - subelongate, clear, 0.12-0.8
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