FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-G-3
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some grey, red and white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 5%, length: 0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.12
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.08-0.28
red iron oxide concretions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.12-0.8
white inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.3
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