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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Ethno-Archaeology in Jenné, Mali

Craft and status among smiths, potters and masons

£35.00
Author:
Adria LaViolette
Publication Year:
2000
Language:
English
Paperback:
156pp, Includes 41 plates with black and white photographs, maps
ISBN 10:
1841710431
ISBN:
9781841710433
BAR number:
S838
Sub-series name:
Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology, 49
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This is an ethnoarcaheological study exploring social and economic lives of specialized producers: blacksmiths, potters and masons, working in the Middle Niger area. The area was chosen because archaeological finds evidence some two thousand years of pottery making andiron smelting and forging. The three groups studied showed striking differences between them. The study included interest in persons and systems which resulted in considerations of specialization, and dedicated lineage production in the past, and the possible roles these may have played in Iron Age urbanism.