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Atlas of the ceramic traditions of Niger

Units : CReA-Patrimoine. Research Centre in Archaeology and Heritage | ULB713

Description :

The project aims at the exhaustive documentation and historical reconstitution of the ceramic traditions in Niger. It is based on
systematic surveys in the pottery production centres of the country, in order to 1) caracterise the manufacturing processes and
the socio-economic context in which this activity takes place, 2) to reconstitute the networks and spreading processes of the
traditions and 3) to collect materials, tools and finished products. The fieldwork also offers the opportunity to link two regions where
the ULB carried out researches during the past fifteen years : the occidental part of West Africa and the occidental part of
Central Africa. The project further meets a demand of the scientific and political authorities of Niger to valorize the ceramic
heritage of the country.

List of persons in charge :

  • GOSSELAIN Olivier

List of lessors :

  • Financement de base institutionnel