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 to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.04-0.4); void length: 0.04-0.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-0.92
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, white, clear, 0.08-0.92
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, 0,08-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded - rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, greyish, 0.32-0.24
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.88
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, black, 0.06-0.24
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