FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, granular; some fine to large white, dark brown and gray inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-0.6
inclusions 3%, length: 0.48-3.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, clear; white, 0.48
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.8-3.6
reddish inclusions infrequent, angular, subelongate, light red, 1.4
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