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, coarse texture, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, 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: vughy (0.04-1.6), channel (0.08-2.0); void length: 0.04-2.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.06-1.4
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.12-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded - subrounded, subspherical, white, greyish white, 0.12-0.52
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, 0.04-0.92
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, black, 0.08-0.32
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