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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments 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: 0.04-0.32-63; 1.35 (singular)
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz infrequent, rounded; subrounded, very spherical, greyish/transparent, 0.04-08-0.12
mica infrequent
calciumcarbonate very frequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical; subspherical; subelongate, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.44-48
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded; subrounded, spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-0.20; 0.63 (singular)
reddish inclusions sporadic, rounded, very spherical; elongate, dark red/brownish, 0.12-0.32
black inclusions singular
more inclusions2 singular, very angular, subelongate, white, 1.35
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