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, exterior reddish grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine and some large inclusions: white, grey, black
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/4, interior and core light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface regular
hardness hard
porosity 4.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.64 (singular 2.08)
inclusions 7.5%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, rounded - subrounded, angular - very angular, spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, clear, grey, 0.04-0.88
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, dark, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate frequent, subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, subrounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.48
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.0
black inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-1.2
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