FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-2
fabric previously published as F. 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) exterior and interior light red 2.5 yR 6/8, core pinkish grey 5 YR 7/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.2, singular 4.8), channel (0.02-3.2); void length: 0.04-4.8
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-3.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, grey, clear, reddish, 0.04-1.8
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, yellowish, 0.04-0.44
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, subspherical,subelongate, yellowish, 0.2-0.48
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, spherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-3.0
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.68
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