FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, irregular; numerous medium-sized to very large white, some very large black particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.04-0.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.4-1.2
grey inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, dark grey, 0.2-0.8
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.25-0.4
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