FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-2
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 red and reddish brown, core pale brown, texture middle fine, numerous fine, some large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior light red and red 2.5 YR 6/8, 5/6, core light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.44), channel (0.08-0.28); void length: 0.04-0.44
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.88
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, greyish, yellowish, 0.06-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded -subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.28
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical, subelongate, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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