FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
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 and compact, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, red, black, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.48
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, grey, clear, white, 0.06-0.52
mica very frequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.06-0.14
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, yellowish, 0.2-0.56
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - rounded, spherical, elongate, very elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-1.8
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.68
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