FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
Banded Ware
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; many fine to medium-sized white inclusions, some red inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.12-0.8
inclusions 10%, length: 0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.08-0.8
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.2-0.3
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, dark grey, 0.08-1.6
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