FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
fabric previously published as Impasto 9
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, red, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core weak red 2.5 YR 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.48), channel (0.08-0.88); void length: 0.04-0.88
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.12
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.06-0.08
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, yellowish, white, 0.04-0.24
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, white, 0.12-0.92
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.12
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, black+red, 0.04-0.63
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