FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-A-4
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Reddish-pinkish clay, fine with visible and small inclusions of whitish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5 YR 6/6; 5 YR 5/2(heart)
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.44
inclusions length: 0.04-0.79
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz sporadic, subangular; subrounded, very spherical; spherical, Whitish/transparent, 0.08-0.32
mica sporadic
calciumcarbonate infrequent, subangular; rounded, very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.20
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, well rounded; subangular; angular, very spherical, whitish/yellowish, 0.04-0.28-32
red iron oxide concretions sporadic, well rounded, spherical; subspherical; elongate, red/ dark red, 0.12-0.75-79
more inclusions2 sporadic, subrounded; subangular, subspherical; very spherical, orange, 0.12-0.79
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