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) exterior light red 2.5 YR 6/8, interior and core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-0.6), channel (0.08-0.88); void length: 0.04-0.88
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.08-0.48
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - spherical, elongate, white, greyish white, 0.2-0.64
reddish inclusions riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-1.8
black inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.2
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