FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-4
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, irregular; numerous fine to medium-sized white particles, many medium-sized to large grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness very hard
porosity 12%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-2.4
inclusions 20%, length: 0.04-2.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical subspherical, clear; white, 0.08-1.6
mica infrequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.08-0.4
grey inclusions frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.2-1.6
brown inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, brown, 0.4-2.8
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