FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-6
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break brown, irregular; numerous quartz particles, some dark and red inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR4/1
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, white; clear, 0.04-2.5
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured; light red, 0.4-0.8
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, yellowish white, 0.5-1.5
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