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 prior and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological methods to pottery-decorating instruments known as roulettes, or brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the skin of a vessel for adornment.

This publication units out, for the 1st time, an exceptional typology for the category of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It offers an outline of historical past of analysis into roulette ornament in Africa and in other places - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and manhattan between others; outlines the modern distribution of roulette utilization in sub-Saharan African at the present time, a 'success tale' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the id of chosen roulette ornament kinds within the archaeological checklist.

by way of reaching standardisation in pottery research, this ebook will support researchers make significant comparisons among assorted websites of West Africa, and therefore advisor additional learn at the West African earlier. As roulette ornament has been this sort of international phenomenon some time past, the ebook may also be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from various elements of the realm. Bilingual version: English and French.

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H. Holmes avait noté l’existence d’impressions de fibres roulées et de textiles, mais ce domaine d’études est resté longtemps inexploité. Par exemple, le travail de Ritchie et MacNeish (1949) sur la poterie préhistorique de l’état de New York se limite à une identification de trois larges catégories d’impressions – roulette de cordelette enroulée sur âme en bois, impression simple de cordelette, et Introduction 27 battoirs à cordes – avec des subdivisons relatives au positionnement ou à la direction des impressions.

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