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
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy (0.04-1.2), channel (0.08-0.4); void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-1.4
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, angular, spherical - subspherical, subelongate, elongate, white, grey, clear, 0.06-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.08
calciumcarbonate singular, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.6
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, elongate, white, greyish white, 0.16-0.6
reddish inclusions frequent, well rounded - subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.4
black inclusions singular, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, 0.04-0.12
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