FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type SEL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle-fine and compact, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-0.7 (vughy), 0.5 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-0.7
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, <0.04-0.12
mica infrequent, spherical, white, <0.04-0.4
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.7
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, white, yellowish-white, <0.04-0.24
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, reddish brown, red, 0.04-0.32
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.12
foraminifera singular, well rounded, very spherical, 0.6
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