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: not certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, granular; fine white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.08-0.28
inclusions 5%, length: 0.24-0.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.4
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, red, 0.24
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black
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