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
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, core: yellowish red, granular; many fine white and some large dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8, 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3.5%; void form: plains; void length: 0.04-0.8
inclusions 6%, length: 0.24-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded, subelongate, clear, 0.6
mica singular
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, 0.24-1.6
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