FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, fine; many fine to mid-sized white, red and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 10%, length: 0.02-1
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.04-0.5
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.25-0.6
grey inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - elongate, grey, 0.04-0.6
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