FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-G-2
ware Glazed Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow to grey, fine; no visible inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 1%, length: 0.04-0.4
sorting unsorted


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.04-0.4
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black, 0.04-0.08
red iron oxide concretions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.04-0.2
white inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04
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