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 archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish brown, granular; many quartz particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.12-1.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.16-1.4
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, white; clear, 0.16-1.4
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions riddled with, rounded, spherical, black
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