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L’Art et la manière : Approche technologique des céramiques de dépôt dans le mégalithisme sénégambien – Le cas de la nécropole de Wanar (Sénégal)

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Among the many characteristics of the Senegalese and Gambian megalithic phenomenon, the deposition of pottery on the eastern edge of funerary structures is a recurrent practice present throughout the excavated sites. In the western part of the megalithic area, ceramics are generally located between the standing stone-circles and one or more frontal stones erected east of monuments. With the exception of morphological and decorative aspects, no technological studies have ever been conducted on the pottery from these deposits. Such an approach has now been taken to the analysis of around forty ceramics from deposits at the site of Wanar — about as many as are available from the deposits of all other Senegambian megalithic sites. The results demonstrate the range of technical choices mobilized in the shaping process. The high degree of finish on the vessels also suggests an important added value to the material culture which participated in the monuments’ ritual function.

Affiliations: 1: UMR 7041 ArScAn, Équipe “Ethnologie Préhistorique”, Maison archéologie & Ethnologie René Ginouvès adrien.delvoye@gmail.com ; 2: UMR 6566 CNRS, Bat. 24-25, Campus de Beaulieu, Université de Rennes 1 ; 3: Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN) ; 4: INRAP, 122 Rue de la Bugellerie, Poitiers ; 5: UMR 7041 ArScAn, Équipe “Ethnologie Préhistorique”, Maison archéologie & Ethnologie René Ginouvès ; 6: HADÈS, 9 Rue Vidailhan ; 7: Mission Archéologique Départementale de l’Eure ; 8: Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès ; 9: Laboratoire d’Archéologie, IFAN

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2016-01-12
2018-09-20

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