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 color light red, pale brown, texture middle fine, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6, 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.4), channel (0.08-0.84); void length: 0.04-1.4
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.68
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, white, 0.04-0.68
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, 0.2-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.56
black inclusions frequent, rounded, subangular, spherical, subelongate, elongate, black, 0.04-0.6
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