FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-REG-G-1
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Velia region
certainty of arguments archaeometric: not certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some fine grey and reddish inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 2.5%, length: 0.02-0.4
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.04-0.08
mica frequent, angular, spherical; very elongate, white; dark, 0.02-0.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.04-0.2
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subangular, spherical - subelongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.5
grey inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.04-0.08
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