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 brown, reddish brown, texture coarse, numerous, fine to large inclusions: white, grey, brown, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior red 2.5 YR 5/6, core weak red 2.5 YR 4/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.6
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-1.2


quartz very frequent, rounded,subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, very elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.04-1.2
mica infrequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
reddish inclusions singular, well rounded, spherical, redish brown, 0.32
black inclusions very frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.4
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