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 Reddish and compact clay with a good amount of visible inclusions of white colour but very small, and sporadic of big size.
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.12
inclusions length: 0.04-0.50-60
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subrounded, very spherical, 0.04-0.12
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate very frequent, subrounded, subspherical, white, 0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.20; 0.60 (singular)
reddish inclusions sporadic, rounded, very spherical; elongate, dark red/brownish, 0.12-0.32
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