FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-1
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, irregular; small to very large white particles, sporadic red and dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.5
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-2.5
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subelongate, clear; white, 0.04-2.5
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rusty brown, 0.4-1
black inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, black
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.2-0.6
white inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, white, 0.4-0.6
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