FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
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 reddish brown,texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: grey, white, red, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8, core reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 4%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.2), channel (0.08-0.64); void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-1.0
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.24-0.56
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.32-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.8
black inclusions frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.8
grey inclusions infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, grey, 0.12-0.8
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