FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-AT-1
ware Architectural Terracotta
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; small to very large white inclusions, sporadic fine grey particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 2%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 10%, length: 0.2-3.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.2-3.2
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, red, 0.2-1.6
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