FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Brownish clay, compact and fine with very few visible inclusions of white colour and of small size
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/4
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.03-04-0.20-44
inclusions length: 0.04-0.20; 0.56 (singular)
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz sporadic, rounded, very spherical, greyish/transparent, 0.08-0.16
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subrounded, spherical, white/yellowish, 0.08-0.16-20
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded; rounded; subrounded, very spherical; ovoidal; very elongate, white/yellowish, 0.03-04-0.36; 0.56 (singular)
reddish inclusions sporadic, subrounded; subangular, subspherical; very spherical, reddish brown, 0.12-0.44
black inclusions rare, subrounded, spherical, black, 0.04-08
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