FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-2
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 and some large inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior light red 2.5 YR 6/6, interior and core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy (0.12 - 3.6), channel (0.12-1.2); void length: 0.12-3.6
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting bimodal: well sorted sand in well sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, sherical, elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.08-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, white, < 0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, spherical, white, 0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, subangular, very spherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, black, 0.08-0.32
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