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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 outside of a vessel for adornment.

This booklet units out, for the 1st time, a great typology for the category of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal technique and criteria. It provides an outline of background of study into roulette ornament in Africa and in other places - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and big apple between others; outlines the modern distribution of roulette utilization in sub-Saharan African this present day, a 'success tale' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the identity of chosen roulette ornament varieties within the archaeological checklist.

via reaching standardisation in pottery research, this ebook will support researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and therefore consultant extra learn at the West African prior. As roulette ornament has been the sort of international phenomenon long ago, the publication can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from assorted elements of the realm. Bilingual variation: English and French.

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