FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break light red, core: weak red; many fine to large white inclusions, some large black inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR6/8, core: 2.5YR4/2
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.08-0.8
inclusions 12%, length: 0.12-0.8
sorting unsorted


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, white, 0.12-0.8
mica singular
reddish inclusions very frequent, angular, subelongate, reddish brown, 0.2-2.4
grey inclusions very frequent, angular, elongate, dark grey, 0.2-0.4
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