FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-CBM-5
ware Ceramic Building Materials
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break light brown, soft, irregular; brown, white and light grey inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR6/4
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness soft
porosity 45%; void form: vughy; channel; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 15%, length: 0.04-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, clear; white, 0.08-1
mica frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.04
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, rust coloured, 0.2-0.8
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.08-0.24
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