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

on craft activities and material culture. The idea was, firstly, to rely on “comparative technology” (Haour et al. this volume) in order to identify historical processes and cultural connections with other regions; secondly, to find possible material markers for linking the ethnographic present to


Louis Champion

The site is ploughed regularly by the owner of the field. Water erosion is also an important factor due to the presence of the two rivers. 4 Site The two mounds at Kantoro presented settlement remains (pottery fragments, grind stones, etc.) and several concentrations of slag including at least nine


Pascal Gnankpo Amoussou, Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Nicolas Nikis and Anne Haour

in the oldest part of present-day Tomboutou according to oral history, close to a former wall of the birni . Survey in the wider vicinity of the modern village identified a series of mounds to its south (see Gazetteer). 6 Excavation Toumboutou had never been excavated before. One test pit was


Nicolas Nikis, Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Anne Filippini and Anne Haour

. Glass was rare, with just one fragment (SF 2014-10, at 0–20cm). There were two cowrie shells (SF 2014-04 and 05). Blepharis -decorated pottery is present at 40–50 cm and pottery decorated with twisted string roulette is also present. There were ceramic pipe bowls at 100–110 (SF 2014-08a) and 110

Dancing with the Orixás

Music, Body and the Circulation of African Candomblé Symbols in Germany

Joana Bahia

artistic domain (Amaral and Silva 2006; Moura 1995; Nascimento 2002; Lody and Silva 2002; Vieira 2010). Such interconnections are also present in the transnational expansion of Candomblé and other religions of African descent (Gilroy 2001; Matory 1999, 2005). 2 Several cultural spaces – dance and music


Nadia Khalaf and Anne Haour

silt with charcoal inclusions. A cowrie shell was recovered within this deposit. Context 5 was loose grey-brown sand, sealing a red floor. It was disturbed by a tree throw and pottery was present. Context 6 was a thin, fragile red floor layer, which showed up clearly in the trench section. Context 7


Anne Filippini

sheets are also present. With the exception of one item which appeared complete, the indeterminate objects are fragmented. The poor state of conservation prevents their identification. Although indeterminate, the objects discovered with the Trench 11 burial (Context 23) should be considered as a set (SF

Irène dos Santos, Cyril Isnart, Victor Pereira and Marie-Hélène Sa Vilas Boas

handicapante que les autres, mais elles ouvraient les portes d’un laboratoire de sciences sociales à l’échelle mondiale. En histoire, le projet de Lusotopie venait dynamiser l’étude du contemporain et éclairer le temps présent ou le passé proche (guerres anticoloniales, étatisation, conflits, transitions

Irène dos Santos, Cyril Isnart, Victor Pereira and Marie-Hélène Sa Vilas Boas

laboratory of globe-spanning scale. In the field of history, the Lusotopie initiative galvanised research on the contemporary moment, shedding light on the present time and the recent past (anti-colonial wars, state-making, social conflict, democratic transitions etc.) through comparisons of African, Asian


Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Louis Champion, Nicolas Nikis and Anne Haour

. Understanding the chronology of the fourteenth to nineteenth century part of the sequence was rendered more difficult by the limitations of radiocarbon dating. To relate the present to the archaeological past and oral history the following parameters were therefore used: the nature of the deposits and their