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 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-3.2
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, anguluar - very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.2
calciumcarbonate singular, subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish white, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.72
black inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.72
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