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) yellowish red - reddish yellow 5 YR 5/8-6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: channel (0.08-5.0), vughy (0.06-6.6); void length: 0.06-6.6
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1,4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-1.04
mica frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, spherical - subspherical, white, 0.08-0.16
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, well rounded, very spherical - spherical, white, 0.28-0.44
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - spherical, very elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-1.4
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, elongate, black, 0.06-0.2
white inclusions singular, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.76
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