FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.08-0.44), channel (0.08-0.6); void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.56
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.08-0.56
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.12-0.32
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.36
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, subspherical, black, 0.08-0.48
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