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 region
certainty of arguments archaeometric: not certain, archaeological: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, irregular; numerous, partly large, quartz particles, some dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 8%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 11%, length: 0.12-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, angular, spherical, white, 0.12-1.2
mica infrequent
brown inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, dark brown, 0.28-0.32
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