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Ile-Ife and Igbo Olokun in the history of glass in West Africa

Rehren, THH; Babalola, AB; Dussubieux, L; McIntosh, SK; (2017) Ile-Ife and Igbo Olokun in the history of glass in West Africa. Antiquity , 91 (357) pp. 732-750. 10.15184/aqy.2017.80. Green open access

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Abstract

Recent excavations at the site of Igbo Olokun in the Yoruba city of Ile-Ife, in south-western Nigeria, have shed light on early glass manufacturing techniques in West Africa. The recovery of glass beads and associated production materials has enabled compositional analysis of the artefacts and preliminary dating of the site, which puts the main timing of glass-working between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries AD. The results of these studies suggest that glass bead manufacture at this site was largely independent of glass-making traditions documented farther afield, and that Igbo Olokun may represent one of the earliest known glass-production workshops in West Africa.

Type: Article
Title: Ile-Ife and Igbo Olokun in the history of glass in West Africa
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2017.80
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.80
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Nigeria, Yoruba, glass production, beads, trade
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1558828
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