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Romuald Tchibozo

contemporary perceptions of the technological and artistic situation of this part of Benin. People in this area are now overwhelmingly Muslim in belief; this fact, together with the distance from most of the Béninois centres for art historical research, which are in the south of the country (Tchibozo 1995


Anne Haour and Barpougouni Mardjoua

–175cm BD and, as the continued fill of Pit 2, its nature was the same as that of Contexts 12 and 13. Ceramics, shell and bone were recovered. This layer was sieved at 5 mm. At the close of Context 14 it became apparent that, contrary to previous belief, the bottom of Pit 5 had not been reached. Context


Olivier Gosselain, Lucie Smolderen, Victor Brunfaut, Jean-François Pinet and Alexandre Livingstone Smith

material, tools, actions, relations with other activities, organisation, beliefs and religious practices, technical vocabulary). Such enquiries were systematically completed by interviews aiming at documenting the biography of all technical actors involved. When direct observations were not possible


Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya

them. The builders used local materials and (contrary to popular belief that associates the use of earth in architecture with poverty) its use results from a population’s adaptation to its environment. 51 There is a regional specificity in southeastern Algeria: the Mzāb, the Miya, and the Rīgh are