FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SAL-REG-C-5
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Salerno region
visual excamination of fresh break light red to pink, irregular fracture, numerous fine white and fine to large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR 7/4, inner edge 5YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.05-0.75
inclusions 15%, length: 0.025-1.75
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.1-0.55
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, dark; white, 0.025-0.75
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.05-0.8
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown; orange, 0.05-1
black inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.075-0.5
brown inclusions frequent, very angular, spherical - subelongate, brown, glassy, 0.25-0.75
more inclusions1 frequent, very angular, spherical - subelongate, clear, 0.25-0.75
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