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 light red,core light brown, texture coarse, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core pink 5 YR 7/3
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.06-1.2), channel (0.12-2.4); void length: 0.06-2.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded,subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.84
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.16-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
grey inclusions infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, light grey, 0.28-0.88
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