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 red, texture middle fine, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, red, grey, black, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.12); channel (0.08-1.2); void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.68
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.64
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.76
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, greyish, 0.08-0.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.68
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, subspherical, elongate - very elongate, black, 0.04-0.8
grey inclusions singular, subrounded, subspherical, light grey, 0.8
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