FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-7
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, smooth; many fine white inclusions, some large reddish particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red, 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.025-0.1
inclusions 2.5%, length: 0.025-0.45
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, very angular, subspherical, white, clear, 0.025-0.45
mica infrequent
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical
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