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 and granular, with small visible inclusions of whitish-yellowish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 7.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; chambers; channels (sporadic); void length: 0.08-0.44
inclusions length: 0.04-0.32
sorting well sorted silt


quartz infrequent, subrounded, subspherical, white/transparent, 0.04-0.16
calciumcarbonate infrequent, angular, spherical; subspherical, white, 0.08-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, subrounded; subangular; angular, subspherical; spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-0.32
red iron oxide concretions rare, rounded; subangular, elongate; subspherical, dark red, 0.24-28
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