FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type SEL-C-1
ware Coarse Wares
supposed site of production Selinunte / Selinus
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour light red, texture middle fine, numerous small and few large inclusions: white, yellowish white, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 7/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 12.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy), 0.06 (channel)-1.1, 1x 6.8 (vughy), 1.0 (channel)
inclusions 17.5%, length: <0.04-2.2
sorting moderately sorted sand


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, subangular, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, grey, clear, <0.04-0.2
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, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, <0.04-0.8
reddish inclusions very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate - subelongate, red, reddish brown, <0.04-0.4
black inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical - subspheical, elongate, black, <0.04-0.1
white inclusions frequent, subspherical, white, pale brown, pale red, 0.2-2.2
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