FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
visual excamination of fresh break light orange; irregular; some big red, white and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow, 5YR7/6 - 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-1.25
inclusions 7.5%, length: 0.025-3
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, subspherical, white, 0.025-3
mica singular, white, 0.025-0.3
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, spherical, white, 0.025-0.75
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, reddish brown, 0.025-2.25
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black, 0.025-0.175
grey inclusions infrequent, subangular, spherical, 0.025-0.75
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