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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 light grey and reddish yellow, irregular; many grey inclusions, many white inclusions of different compositions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 10YR7/2, 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.16-1
inclusions 15%, length: 0.02-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.12-1.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.12-1.6
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subelongate, dark grey, 0.8-1.2
brown inclusions singular, subrounded, subelongate, light brown, 0.5
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