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, coarse texture, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 1.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-1.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, reddish, clear, 0.06-1.2
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.12
calciumcarbonate singular, spherical - subsphercial, elongate, white, yellowish, 0.08-0.36
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.12-1.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.6
black inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.8
grey inclusions singular, well rounded, spherical, light grey, 0.32-0.68
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