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 Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological techniques to pottery-decorating instruments known as roulettes, or brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the skin of a vessel for adornment.

This booklet units out, for the 1st time, an outstanding typology for the type of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It provides an summary of heritage of analysis into roulette ornament in Africa and in other places - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and manhattan 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 id of chosen roulette ornament forms within the archaeological checklist.

by way of reaching standardisation in pottery research, this booklet will aid researchers make significant comparisons among diverse websites of West Africa, and hence advisor extra study at the West African previous. As roulette ornament has been the sort of international phenomenon some time past, the publication may also be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from diverse components of the realm. Bilingual version: English and French.

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