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

African Pottery Roulettes earlier and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological ways to pottery-decorating instruments known as roulettes, or brief lengths of fibre or wooden which are rolled over the outside of a vessel for adornment.

This booklet units out, for the 1st time, a superb typology for the category of African pottery adorned with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal technique and criteria. It offers 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 this day, a 'success tale' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the identity of chosen roulette ornament varieties within the archaeological list.

through reaching standardisation in pottery research, this booklet will aid researchers make significant comparisons among varied websites of West Africa, and therefore advisor additional learn at the West African previous. As roulette ornament has been this type of worldwide phenomenon long ago, the booklet can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from diverse components of the area. Bilingual variation: English and French.

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P. 1997. Corded Ware Culture. In Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. London: Fitzroy Dearborn. Manby, T. G. 1999. Grooved Ware Sites in Yorkshire and Northern England: 1974–1994. In R. Cleal and A. MacSween (eds) Grooved Ware in Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 36–46. Manning, K. 2009. Review of ‘Adrar Bous. Archaeology of a Central Saharan Granitic Ring Complex in Niger’ (J. D. Clark, E. J. Agrilla, D. C. Crader, A. Galloway, E. A. A. Garcea, D. Gifford-Gonzalez (general editor), D.

G. ‘wave’, ‘zig-zag’, ‘grains in relief’, ‘alternating ears’ etc. We can also use codes combining letters and numbers, organised, if required, following a hierarchical system. For example, we could have I for ‘impression’, Ir for ‘rolled impression’, Ir1 for ‘rolled impression with fibre motifs’, Ir1a for ‘rolled impression of fibres in a herringbone pattern’, etc. Whatever the case may be, the lack of a shared descriptive system and the manner Roulettes modernes d’Afrique sub-saharienne Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Olivier Gosselain, Anne Mayor et Ndèye Sokhna Guèye Introduction: classification et nomenclature des roulettes africaines Depuis des millénaires, dans une vaste région du continent africain, des instruments sont roulés sur la pâte humide des récipients en argile pour y imprimer des motifs, dont la principale fonction est décorative.

On peut en attendre des répercussions majeures, tant en ce qui concerne l’identification de processus sociaux locaux que la reconstitution d’interactions plus larges à travers l’espace et le temps. Notes 1 Voir à ce sujet, Section 3, ce volume : Haour et Keita; Haour; Mayor. Introduction 29 References Aikens, C. M. 1995. First in the world: the Jomon pottery of Early Japan. In W. K. Barnett and J. W. Hoopes (eds) The Emergence of Pottery: Technology and Innovation in Ancient Societies. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press, 11–21 Amselle, J.

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