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, pale brown, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclsions: white, grey, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6, pale brown 2.5 Y 8/2
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.5
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-1.0
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, brownish, <0.04-0.52
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish-white, white, <0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-1.0
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - ssubspherical, black, <0.04-0.12
grey inclusions singular, subelongate, grey, 1.0
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