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, pale brown, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior light red 2.5 YR 6/6, interior and core red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.08-1.2), channel (0,16-2.0); void length: 0.08-2.0
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.08
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded, angular, spherical - subpherical, subelongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-1.08
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical, white, 0.12-0.68
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, reddish brown, 0.08-0.72
black inclusions infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.08-0.64
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