FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-4
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow and dark reddish grey, hackly; numerous fine to very large white particles, some large dark grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-4
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-3.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.12-2.4
mica frequent
reddish inclusions inrrequent, rounded, subelongate, dark red, 0.12-1.6
grey inclusions frequent, angular, elongate, dark grey, 0.24-3.2
brown inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, brown, 0.4-2.4
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, white, 0.2-1
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