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, fine; fine to mid-sized white and red inclusions, less mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: channel; void length: 0.12-0.4
inclusions 6%, length: 0.2-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.2-0.8
mica singular
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.4-0.6
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.28-0.8
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