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 red, granular; medium-sized quartz particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.24
inclusions 5%, length: 0.48-0.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, clear; white, 0.6
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, red, 0.48
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