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 Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological methods to pottery-decorating instruments referred to as roulettes, or 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 excellent typology for the category of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It provides an outline of background of study 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 forms within the archaeological checklist.

through reaching standardisation in pottery research, this booklet will support researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and hence consultant additional examine at the West African earlier. As roulette ornament has been this kind of international phenomenon some time past, the publication can also be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from diverse elements of the realm. Bilingual version: English and French.

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Plates tressées sur âme) sont des constructions complexes, difficiles à reproduire pour l’observateur non initié. La diffusion de tels outils à travers le temps et l’espace témoigne donc peut-être de liens plus étroits entre les communautés d’artisans que celle d’autres catégories de roulettes. De même, une distribution isolée d’outils ou de techniques décoratives reflète éventuellement des ruptures dans les interactions sociales. En proposant une classification systématique et détaillée des roulettes, qui envisage à la fois les matériaux constitutifs, le mode de construction et le mode de fonctionnement, notre ouvrage vise à dépasser le simple exercice typologique pour ouvrir de nouvelles voies dans l’analyse céramique.

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