FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-5
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, granular; numerous fine to medium-sized white inclusions, fine dark inclusions, some mica
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 15%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.32
inclusions 20%, length: 0.08-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.16-0.8
mica frequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.08-0.4
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black
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