Preliminary Identification of African-Style Rouletted Colonoware in the Colonial South Carolina Lowcountry

  title={Preliminary Identification of African-Style Rouletted Colonoware in the Colonial South Carolina Lowcountry},
  author={Corey A. H. Sattes and Jon Bernard Marcoux and Sarah Platt and Martha A. Zierden and Ron Anthony},
  journal={Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage},
  pages={1 - 36}
ABSTRACT Colonoware, a low-fired earthenware made by enslaved Africans, African Americans, and Native Americans, is a crucial source for exploring the formation and materialization of colonial identities. Yet, the origins and ethnic associations of this enigmatic colonial potting tradition have long been debated. Recent ethnographic studies of African ceramic traditions have led to our reexamination of a surface treatment lately identified on colonoware vessels in South Carolina. Our analysis… 
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Kingston, Jamaica, and Charleston, South Carolina
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Histoire du décor à la roulette en Afrique subsaharienne
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Baskets of rice: creolization and material culture from West Africa to South Carolina’s Lowcountry
  • Matti Turner
  • History
    African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Beginning in the 1670s, enslaved Africans’ knowledge, technologies, and labour made the rice plantations of the South Carolina ‘Lowcountry’ incredibly rich. As a result, the transplanted
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Colonowhen, Colonowho, Colonowhere, Colonowhy: Exploring the Meaning behind the Use of Colonoware Ceramics in Nineteenth-Century Manassas, Virginia
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Ceramic Traditions and Ethnicity in the Niger Bend, West Africa
Abstract While anthropologists and historians have clearly underlined the dynamics of human groups, ethnoarchaeologists have emphasized the stability of modes of transmission of technical knowledge
Recognizing Individual Potters in Nineteenth-Century Colonoware
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