FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, granular; many fine white and some dark inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR6/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.32
inclusions 8%, length: 0.12-0.8
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz riddled with, angular, spherical, white, 0.12-0.6
mica infrequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, elongate, light red, 0.2-0.4
grey inclusions frequent, rounded, elongate, dark grey, 0.2-0.4
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