FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-5
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break brown, irregular; some large white and red inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR4/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 20%, length: 0.02-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, white; clear, 0.2-1.2
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.02-0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black
brown inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, dark brown, 0.08-0.8
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