African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present: Techniques, by Anne Haour, K. Manning, N. Arazi, O. Gosselain

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 known as roulettes, or brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the outside of a vessel for adornment.

This ebook units out, for the 1st time, a high-quality typology for the class of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It supplies an outline of background of study into roulette ornament in Africa and in different places - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and manhattan 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 varieties within the archaeological checklist.

by means of attaining standardisation in pottery research, this booklet will aid researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and therefore advisor extra examine at the West African earlier. As roulette ornament has been the sort of worldwide phenomenon long ago, the publication may also be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from diversified elements of the realm. Bilingual variation: English and French.

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