FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break strong brown, core: yellowish red; numerous fine to large white inclusions, few fine dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5YR4/6, core: 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-1.6
inclusions 10%
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, angular, spherical, clear; white, 0.12-0.8
mica singular
reddish inclusions infrequent, 0.4-2.8
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical, black
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