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Betwixt Tichitt and the IND: the pottery of the Faita Facies, Tichitt Tradition

MacDonald, KC; (2011) Betwixt Tichitt and the IND: the pottery of the Faita Facies, Tichitt Tradition. AZANIA , 46 (1) 49 - 69. 10.1080/0067270X.2011.553485.

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Abstract

This paper examines both decorative and formal change in the ceramics of the Tichitt tradition of Mauritania (c. 1900-400 BC), and this tradition's expression in the Middle Niger, the Faita Facies (c. 1300 - 200 BC). Using attribute-based comparisons, a wide range of assemblages from Mauritania and Mali are utilised to demonstrate how temporal divisions may be discerned in this sequence. Particular attention is paid to the definition of Early and Late Faita ceramic phases and the origins of finewares in the Middle Niger. It is notable that Tichitt Tradition ceramics feature frequent and early examples of cord roulette use in the West African Sahel.

Type: Article
Title: Betwixt Tichitt and the IND: the pottery of the Faita Facies, Tichitt Tradition
DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2011.553485
Keywords: Ceramics, Late Stone Age, Tichitt, Faita, Middle Niger, Inland Niger Delta (IND)
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1318969
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