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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-3
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; many large grey inclusions, fine white particles, sporadic very large reddish brown particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 10%, length: 0.04-2.5
sorting unsorted


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.2-0.6
mica very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.25-0.8
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical, grey, 0.25-1
brown inclusions infrequent, angular, subspherical, rusty brown, 0.08-0.28
white inclusions frequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.25-0.4
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