FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-3
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; some larger red inclusions, many fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: channel; void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 8%, length: 0.12-2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.12-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark red, 0.08-0.6
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, dark grey, 0.4-0.25
brown inclusions singular, rounded, subspherical, light brown, 0.3
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