FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-4
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: light grey, irregular; many white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.12-0.8
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-2.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.08-0.8
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.28-2.5
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0.12-0.28
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