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 yellowish red, granular; many fine to large white inclusions, some medium-sized red and dark grey inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR4/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.08-2.4
inclusions 3.5%, length: 0.2-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, spherical, clear, 0.2-0.4
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.6
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black
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