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

African Pottery Roulettes previous 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, a superb typology for the class of African pottery embellished with such instruments, and forges a consensus on universal method and criteria. It offers an outline of heritage of study into roulette ornament in Africa and somewhere else - Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and ny 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 identity of chosen roulette ornament kinds within the archaeological list.

by way of reaching standardisation in pottery research, this publication will aid researchers make significant comparisons among diversified websites of West Africa, and therefore advisor additional examine at the West African previous. As roulette ornament has been the sort of worldwide phenomenon some time past, the publication can be of curiosity to all researchers with an curiosity in ceramics from various elements of the realm. Bilingual variation: English and French.

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