FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-5
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, irregular; some large white inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR4/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.25
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.12-0.4
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.3
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.08-0.4
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0.08-0.25
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