FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break red; numerous fine, few large white inclusions (quartz), few fine to large reddish brown and dark brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
porosity 2.5%; void form: chambers; void length: 0.08-0.24
inclusions 6%, length: 0.2-2.4
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, rounded, subelongate, clear; white, 0.2-2.4
mica singular
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, red, 0.6
black inclusions frequent, angular, subelongate, black
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