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, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break yellowish red, granular; numerous medium-sized to large white particles
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR5/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.2-0.6
inclusions 4%, length: 0.24-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, angular, subelongate, clear, 0.4-0.8
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, black
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