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

African Pottery Roulettes prior and current considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological ways to pottery-decorating instruments known as roulettes, that's to assert, brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the outside of a vessel for adornment. This e-book units out, for the 1st time, a superb typology for the class of African pottery embellished with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal technique and criteria. It supplies an summary of heritage of study into roulette ornament in Africa and in other places Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and long island 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 kinds within the archaeological checklist. through attaining standardisation in pottery research, this ebook can assist researchers make significant comparisons among varied websites of West Africa, and hence advisor additional examine at the West African earlier. As roulette ornament has been one of these worldwide phenomenon some time past, the publication can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from various elements of the world.

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