FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-4
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, irregular; many small to large white and grey inclusions; some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-1
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.04-1.2
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, rust coloured, 0.4-0.6
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, dark grey, 0.08-0.6
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