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 light red, granular; singular large quartz particles, few medium-sized white and black inclusions, mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 10%; void form: vesicular; void length: 0.04-0.4
inclusions 7.5%, length: 0.12-1.6
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, white; clear, 0.12-1.6
mica frequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, red, 0.2
black inclusions riddled with, rounded, subelongate, black
foraminifera infrequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.4
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