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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, granular; many fine to large white inclusions, medium-sized dark inclusions, some large to very large red inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.6
inclusions 10%, length: 0.04-1.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, angular, spherical, white, 0.2-0.4
mica riddled with, 0.02-0.04
red iron oxide concretions infrequent, angular, spherical, rusty brown, 0.2-0.6
reddish inclusions very frequent, angular, spherical, light red, 0.4-1.6
grey inclusions infrequent, angular, spherical, dark grey, 0.6-1.6
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