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 earlier and current considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological methods 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 publication units out, for the 1st time, a high-quality typology for the type of African pottery embellished 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 somewhere else Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and big apple 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 varieties within the archaeological list. by way of reaching standardisation in pottery research, this booklet may also help researchers make significant comparisons among assorted websites of West Africa, and therefore advisor additional learn at the West African previous. As roulette ornament has been any such worldwide phenomenon some time past, the booklet can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from varied elements of the world.

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