FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
visual excamination of fresh break colour light reddish-brown, texture fine, frequent small and few large inclusions: white, grey
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 7/4 (light reddish brown)
texture of freshly broken surface smooth
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: channel; void length: 0.06-0.1
inclusions 5%, length: <0.04-0.6
sorting unsorted


quartz very frequent, well rounded, elongate, very spherical - subspherical, grey, clear, brownish, <0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.5
carbonate pseudomorphoses riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.46
reddish inclusions frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.2
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subsperical, elongate, very elongate, black, 0.04-0.52
more inclusions2 singular, rounded, spherical - subspherical, orange, 0.12-0.36
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