FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-2
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; white and dark, few red inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.04-0.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-0.8
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white; clear, 0.2-0.6
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, red, 0.2-0.6
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, black
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, grey, 0.04-0.5
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