AFRICAN POTTERY ROULETTES PAST AND PRESENT TECHNIQUES IDENTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION

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African Pottery Roulettes Past And Present

Author : Anne Haour
ISBN : 9781842178737
Genre : Social Science
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African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African pottery decorated with such tools, and forges a consensus on common methodology and standards. It gives an overview of history of research into roulette decoration in Africa and elsewhere Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and New York among others; outlines the contemporary distribution of roulette usage in sub-Saharan African today, a 'success story' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the identification of selected roulette decoration types in the archaeological record. By achieving standardisation in pottery analysis, this book will help researchers make meaningful comparisons between different sites of West Africa, and thus guide further research on the West African past. As roulette decoration has been such a global phenomenon in the past, the book will also be of interest to all researchers with an interest in ceramics from different parts of the world.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of African Archaeology

Author : Peter Mitchell
ISBN : 9780191626159
Genre : Social Science
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Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.
Category: Social Science

Journal Of African Archaeology

Author : P. Breunig
ISBN : 3937248269
Genre : History
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Contents include: Editorial; Foraging, Food Production and Laminar Components in the Northern Cape, South Africa, and Beyond; he Iron Age Ceramics from the Tong Hills, Northern Ghana. Sequence and Comparative Perspective; Early Iron Age Burials from Equatorial Guinea: The Sites of Corisco Island; A Glass Bead Sequence for Southern Africa from the 8th to the 16th Century AD; A Middle Stone Age Assemblage with Discoid Lithic Technology from Etemba 14, Erongo Mountains, Northern Namibia; Review of A. Campbell, L. Robbins & M. Taylor (eds.). Tsodilo Hills: Copper Bracelet of the Kalahari; Review of M. Bollig & O. Bubenzer (eds.). African Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Approaches; Review of K. Randsborg & I. Merkyte. Benin Archaeology: The Ancient Kingdoms; Review of A. Haour, K. Manning, N. Arazi, O. Gosselain, N.S. Gueye, D. Keita, A. Livingstone Smith, K. MacDonald, A. Mayor, S. McIntosh & R. Vernet (eds.). African Pottery Roulettes, Past and Present: Techniques, Identification and Distribution; Review of A. Haour & B. Rossi. Being and Becoming Hausa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives; Review of M. Dominguez-Rodrigo, L. Alcala & L. Luque (eds.). Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995-2005); Review of H.J. Drewal & E. Schildkrout. Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria; Review of C. Saidi. Women's Authority and Society in East-Central Africa
Category: History

A Universal Theory Of Pottery Production

Author : Richard A. Krause
ISBN : 9780817318987
Genre : History
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An interactional theory of artifact description -- A theory of ceramic production : the focal form -- A theory of production steps and stages -- The classification of artifact complexes -- Background for the study of the ceramic sample from Paso del Indio -- The Paso del Indio sample size, morphology, and manufacture -- Modes of appendation -- Decoration, drying, and firing -- Summary and discussion
Category: History

The Signal And The Noise

Author : Nate Silver
ISBN : 9780143125082
Genre : Business & Economics
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The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and societal costs of wrongful predictions.
Category: Business & Economics

Ceramic Manufacturing Techniques And Cultural Traditions In Nubia From The 8th To The 3rd Millennium Bc

Author : Giulia D'Ercole
ISBN : 1784916714
Genre : Pottery, Ancient
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This book presents a comprehensive critical analysis of diverse ceramic assemblages from Sai Island, in the Middle Nile Valley of Northern Sudan, on the border between ancient Upper and Lower Nubia. The assemblages included in this study cover about five millennia, spanning the period c. 8000 to c. 2500 BC.
Category: Pottery, Ancient

Statistical Methods For Psychology

Author : David Howell
ISBN : 9781111835484
Genre : Psychology
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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, particularly psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasizes conceptual understanding. This Eighth Edition continues to focus students on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book’s success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment. New and expanded topics--reflecting the evolving realm of statistical methods--include effect size, meta-analysis, and treatment of missing data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Psychology

Trade In The Ancient Sahara And Beyond

Author : D. J. Mattingly
ISBN : 9781107196995
Genre : Business & Economics
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Demonstrates that the pre-Islamic Sahara was a more connected region than previously thought, with trade an essential linking element.
Category: Business & Economics

Reinterpreting Chronology And Society At The Mortuary Complex Of Jebel Moya Sudan

Author : Michael Jonathan Brass
ISBN : 1784914312
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Jebel Moya (south-central Sudan) is the largest known pastoral cemetery in sub- Saharan Africa with more than 3100 excavated human burials. This research revises our understanding of Jebel Moya and its context. After reviewing previous applications of social complexity theory to mortuary data, new questions are posed for the applicability of such theory to pastoral cemeteries. Reliable radiometric dating of Jebel Moya for the first time by luminescence dates is tied in to an attribute-based approach to discern three distinctive pottery assemblages. Three distinct phases of occupation are recognized: the first two (early fifth millennium BC, and the mid-second to early first millennium BC) from pottery sherds, and the third (first century BC - sixth century AD) with habitation and the vast majority of the mortuary remains. Analytically, new statistical and spatial analyses such as cross-pair correlation function and multidimensional scaling provide information on zones of interaction across the mortuary assemblages. Finally, an analysis of mortuary locales contemporary with phase three (Meroitic and post-Meroitic periods) from the central Sudan and Upper and Lower Nubia are examined to show how changing social, economic and power relations were conceptualized, and to highlight Jebel Moya's potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan.
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