FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
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, red, grey, 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: channel (0.04-2.2), vughy (0.12-0.4)l; void length: 0.04-2.2
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-3.0
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.0
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded - subrounded, spherical, white, 0.2-1.2
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-3.0
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.24
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