FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-C-9
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, granular; fine white inclusions, some larger reddish brown particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) yellowish red, 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.025-0.25
inclusions 20%, length: 0.025-1
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, very angular, subspherical, spherical, white, clear, 0.025-1
mica singular, dark, 0.025-0.1
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded, spherical, white, 0.05-0.3
black iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical, 0.1-1
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, subspherical, 0.1-1
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