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

African Pottery Roulettes previous and current considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological ways to pottery-decorating instruments known as roulettes, that's to claim, 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, an exceptional typology for the class of African pottery embellished with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal technique and criteria. It provides an summary 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 identity of chosen roulette ornament kinds within the archaeological list. by way of attaining standardisation in pottery research, this publication can assist researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and therefore consultant extra study at the West African previous. As roulette ornament has been any such international phenomenon some time past, the e-book may also be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from diversified components of the world.

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