FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, some large reddish clay lumps, irregular; numerous white, reddish and grey inclusions of different size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 6%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.08-0.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-2.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.04-1
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.8-2.4
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, dark grey, 0.2-0.28
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