FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-3
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, exterior pale brown, texture middle fine, numerous small and large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/6, exterior pink 7.5 YR 7/4
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.2 (vughy), 0.2 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-3.0
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, white, pale brown, <0.04-0.8
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, angular, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.32
carbonate pseudomorphoses infrequent, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, 0.25-0.5
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.9
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, black, <0.04-0.28
white inclusions singular, very elongate, white, 2.8
more inclusions2 singular, very elongate, red, 3.0
more inclusions3 infrequent, rounded - subangular, very spherical, red, 0.06-0.9
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