FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-5
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break brown, irregular; numerous white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR4/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-0.6
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.12-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, rust coloured, 0.12-0.4
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.08-0.2
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, yellowish white, 0.25-0.3
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