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 archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, texture middle fine and compact, numerous small and large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) red 2.5 YR 5/8
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 3.6 (vughy), 2.0, 1x 1.5 (channel)
inclusions 15%, length: <0.04-3.0
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, grey, clear, brownish, <0.04-1.0
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04
calciumcarbonate riddled with, rounded, angular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, <0.04-0.48
carbonate pseudomorphoses singular, very spherical - subsperical, yellowish white, <0.04-0.12
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - very elongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04->12.0
black inclusions infrequent, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.2
foraminifera singular, rounded, very spherical, white, 0.28
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