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) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.4
inclusions 4%, length: 0.36-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.44
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, grey, 0.36-0.6
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