FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-4
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 to large inclusions: white, grey, black, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.12-0.4
inclusions 10%, length: <0.04-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, white, clear, reddish, 0.04-0.56
mica very frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.12
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish grey, 0.32-0.4
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, 0.04-0.64
black inclusions frequent, subrounded, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, black, 0.04-0.8
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