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 reddish yellow, smooth; some fine to large white and small dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: 0.02-0.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.08-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.08-0.2
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.2-0.6
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