Archaeological ceramics from eastern Africa : past approaches and future directions

Show simple item record Ashley, Ceri Z. Grillo, Katherine M. 2016-06-01T09:39:52Z 2015-04
dc.description.abstract Ceramics are an essential part of the Holocene archaeology of eastern Africa and the development of increasingly complex typologies has rightly played a key role in our understanding of chronology and social identity. However, this focus on taxonomies can also be restrictive, as we lose sight of the communities who made and used the ceramics in our endless search to classify and re-classify ceramics. Focusing on ceramics from the Great Lakes and Rift Valley (Kansyore, Pastoral Neolithic and Urewe), we critique past approaches to ceramic analysis, and suggest future studies should better recognise their social role.We end with a case study of Kansyore ceramics, emphasising function and use. en_ZA
dc.description.department Anthropology and Archaeology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-10-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ceri Z. Ashley & Katherine M. Grillo (2015) Archaeological ceramics from eastern Africa: past approaches and future directions, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 50:4, 460-480, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2015.1102939. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0067-270X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1945-5534 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/0067270X.2015.1102939
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Azania-Archaeological Research in Africa, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 460-480, 2015. doi : 10.1080/0067270X.2015.1102939. Azania-Archaeological Research in Africa is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Ceramics en_ZA
dc.subject Kansyore en_ZA
dc.subject Pastoral Neolithic en_ZA
dc.subject Urewe en_ZA
dc.subject Eastern Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Function en_ZA
dc.subject Typology en_ZA
dc.title Archaeological ceramics from eastern Africa : past approaches and future directions en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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