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, irregular; many white inclusions of diffrent size, some larger grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-1.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.2-1.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.4-1.2
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0.2-4
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