FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-2
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, irregular; many medium-sized to very large white inclusions, sporadic large to very large reddisch brown particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.25
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-1.2
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.25-1
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.08-1
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.08-0.25
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, yellowish brown, 0.4-0.8
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