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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-5
fabric previously published as F. 33
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture coarse, numerous fine to large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) reddish yellow 5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-1.2
inclusions 25%, length: <0.04-1.2
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, rounded- subrounded, subangular - angular, very spherical -subspherical, subelongate, elongate, grey, white, clear, 0.04-0.8
mica frequent, spherical, angular, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate infrequent, spherical - subspherical, white, yellowish, 0.04-0.2
reddish inclusions very frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, reddish brown, <0.04-1.2
black inclusions frequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.36
more inclusions2 singular, angular, spherical, light red, 0.8
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