FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-8
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Velia region
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, smooth, many fine to large white inclusions, some large dark gray and reddish inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish red, 5YR5/6 to red, 2.5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.025-0.25
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, very angular, subspherical, white, clear, 0.025-1
mica singular
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical, 0.05-0.25
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, 0.05-0.25
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