FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture fine and compact, numerous small, sporadic large inclusions: white, grey, mica, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.28, 1x 0.8 (vughy), 0.4 (channel)
inclusions 20%, length: <0.04-0.9
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded - subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, <0.04-0.72
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.9
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.16
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, subspherical, black, 0.04-0.28
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