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By Anne Haour, K. Manning, N. Arazi, O. Gosselain

African Pottery Roulettes previous and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological ways to pottery-decorating instruments referred to as roulettes, or brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the skin of a vessel for adornment.

This ebook units out, for the 1st time, an excellent typology for the type of African pottery embellished with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It offers an summary of background of study into roulette ornament in Africa and in different places - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and ny between others; outlines the modern distribution of roulette utilization in sub-Saharan African this day, a 'success tale' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the identity of chosen roulette ornament kinds within the archaeological list.

by way of reaching standardisation in pottery research, this ebook will aid researchers make significant comparisons among assorted websites of West Africa, and therefore consultant extra learn at the West African prior. As roulette ornament has been one of these international phenomenon long ago, the e-book can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from various components of the area. Bilingual version: English and French.

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Au nord de l’Afrique centrale, David et Vidal (1977) s’efforcent par ailleurs de reconstituer l’histoire du peuplement de la région de Bouar, en combinant analyse de culture matérielle, ethnographie comparée et linguistique. Les quinze dernières années témoignent d’une explosion des recherches consacrées à la roulette, tant du point de vue de la typologie que de l’étude des usages et de la distribution spatiale. En 1996, lors du colloque de la Société des Archéologues Africanistes (SAfA) qui se tenait à Poznan (Pologne), une session consacrée au décors à la roulette a été organisée par Olivier Gosselain et Kevin MacDonald.

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