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, texture coarse, 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 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-3.8), channel (0.08-1.0); void length: 0.04-3.8
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-2.24
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.06-1.8
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, greyish white, 0.08-0.64
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, sperical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, greyish white, 0.2-1.08
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate - elongate, black, <0.04-0.52
grey inclusions singular, subspherical, elongate, grey, 0.36-1.2
more inclusions2 singular, well rounded - subrounded, subelongate, white and red, 0.64-2.24
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