FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
Banded Ware
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, fine; few large white, numerous small white and grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.12-0.4
inclusions 15%, length: 0.02-1.2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.12-1.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.08-0.2
grey inclusions infrequent, subrounded - angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.08-0.3
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