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, irregular; many fine to mid-sized white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.2-2
inclusions 15%, length: 0.12-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.12-1.2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.12-0.2
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