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 brown and reddish grey; irregular, numerous fine to very large white inclusions, many medium-sized to large dark gray particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR5/2, 5YR5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity 8%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-2.4
inclusions 25%, length: 0.04-2.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.08-1
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.4-2
grey inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.4-1.4
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, yellowish white, soft, 0.2-0.6
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