FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-2
fabric previously published as Impasto 9
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour reddish brown and red, core grey, texture middle fine and compact, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) exterior and interior reddish brown 2.5 YR 5/3, red 2.5 YR 5/8, core greyish brown 10 YR 5/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel (0.08-0.4), vughy (0.04-0.64); void length: 0.04-0.64
inclusions 12.5%, length: <0.04-0.84
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, rounded, subangular - very angular, very spherical - subspherical, very elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.84
mica frequent, spherical, angular, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate singular, rounded, subspherical, subelongate, white, 0.08-0.36
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, grey, 0.12-0.4
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, 0.04-0.44
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.24
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.4
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