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 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 e-book 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 technique and criteria. It supplies an summary of heritage of analysis into roulette ornament in Africa and in different places 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 forms within the archaeological list. via attaining standardisation in pottery research, this ebook may also help researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and therefore consultant extra learn at the West African earlier. As roulette ornament has been one of these international phenomenon long ago, the ebook can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from assorted components of the world.

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