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: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish-pinkish clay, very fine and depurated with few and small visibile inclusions of white colour.
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; chambers; void length: 0.04-08-0.71
inclusions length: 0.04-0.40
sorting poorly sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical, grey (dark, light)/transparent, 0.08
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate frequent, subangular; well rounded; subrounded, subspherical; elongate; very spherical, white, 0.08-0.36
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, rounded; subangular, very spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-0.16-20
red iron oxide concretions sporadic, subangular; subrounded, very spherical; spherical, dark red/reddish brown, 0.04-08-0.20-24
more inclusions2 rare, subangular, ovoidal; very spherical, orange, 0.28
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