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 greenish white, core pale red, fine texture, numerous small and few large inclusions: grey, red, white, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) pale yellow 5 Y 7/3, core light reddish-brown 2.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.4, 1x 2.2 (vughy), 1.7 (channel)
inclusions 30%, length: <0.04-0.7
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz riddled with, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, grey, clear, <0.04-0.56
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, white, <0.04-0.4
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, rounded, very spherical, white - orange, 0.36
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, red, reddish brown, orange, <0.04-0.68
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.24
more inclusions2 singular, subspherical, pale red, greenish white, 0.5-0.7
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