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 Pinkish orange clay, fine, with few voids and frequent visible inclusions of white colour and small size (some of medium/big size)
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.05-1.19 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.04-1.19
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded; angular; subangular, very spherical, whitish/greyish/transparent, 0.04-0.16-20
calciumcarbonate frequent, rounded; well rounded; subrounded, very spherical; subspherical; subelongate, white, 0.04-08-1.19
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded; well rounded, very spherical; subelongate; elongate, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.75-79
red iron oxide concretions sporadic, subrounded; subangular, very spherical; very elongate, dark red/ reddish brown, 0.04-0.48-56
more inclusions2 infrequent, rounded, spherical, orange, 0.04-0.20
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