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 and gray, irregular; many white inclusions of different size, some larger light and dark grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR7/6, 10YR6/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.04-1.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.08-0.6
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspehrical, dark grey, 0.2-0.6
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