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 grey, smooth; many fine white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YRN5
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-2
inclusions 10%, length: 0.04-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.08-0.4
mica infrequent
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.6
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