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, irregular; numerous partly large quatz particles, some white inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 15%, length: 0.02-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.08-1.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, subangular, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.2-0.8
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, grey, 0.16-0.32
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