FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-6
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, numerous fine, few large white inclusions (quartz), few fine to large reddish brown and dark brown inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 3%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.08-0.24
inclusions 5%, length: 0.16-0.8
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz frequent, angular, subelongate, clear; white, 0.16-0.8
mica singular
black inclusions singular, rounded, spherical, black
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