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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 red, irregular; coarse temper, numerous medium-sized to large quartz particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.12-0.8
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, white; clear, 0.12-0.8
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, rust coloured, 0.12-0.6
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