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Alexandre Livingstone Smith and Anne Filippini

mainly of black polished incised pottery, with twisted cord rouletted and single impressions and some blepharis roulette decoration (present between 40 and 90 cm). Pottery decorated with folded strip rouletting is infrequent and very eroded. It should be considered as a background noise. Three glass

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Alexandre Livingstone Smith, Louis Champion and Nicolas Nikis

grey sand with abundant charcoal 4 Compact orange sand 5 Compact grey brown sand 6 Compact ‘greasy’ black sand (rich organic content) 7 Sand lamination 8 Natural substratum FIGURE AI.3 KLI -14- S1 , West section 1 Loose grey sand and ash 2 Grey to white ash 3 Grey sand 4 White sand 5 Grey to white sand

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

Nigerian brand GDK which according to its website has operated for at least 20 years in Nigeria and 30 years in Côte d’Ivoire. Two glass beads of Magnavita’s Type 2 – one black, one cobalt blue – came from 40–50 cm (SF 2014-58 and 2014-62). There were four cowrie shells, one in each spit between 40 and

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Franck N’Po Takpara

North section at completion. 1 Grey-black sand 2 Grey black sand mixed in with yellow sand 3 Yellow sand 5 Interpretation and Cultural Attribution There were no small finds from Bokorobu which might allow a comment on date. Despite the depth of the sequence, with potsherds occurring in some number up to

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Nicolas Nikis and Alexandre Livingstone Smith

grey brown ashy sand with pottery and burnt earth fragments 3 Organic rich (glossy black) clayey sand with very abundant charcoal 4 Loose heterogeneous brown to yellow sand 5 Pit 1, filled with organic rich (glossy black) clayey sand with abundant charcoal. This unit is interrupted in the middle of the

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Inès Carolin Amoussou, Nicolas Nikis, Alexandre Livingstone Smith and Anne Haour

because of the presence of glass and cowrie shells. The plastic disc at 70–80 cm can be considered intrusive, especially given that there were many plastic beads higher up in the stratigraphy Alternatively the presence of blepharis and black pottery are background noise in a recent, post-1950 AD

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Alexandre Livingstone Smith and Nicolas Nikis

roulette and double twisted cord roulette decoration, but the excavations yielded a new type pottery (black polished, red painted decorations and everted rims). The occurrence of blepharis roulette is common in the excavated layers. The only two small finds were two metal items (SF 2014-78 and 2014

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Alexandre Livingstone Smith and Nicolas Nikis

pottery, charcoal and bone. 3 Grey brown sand, with pottery, charcoal and bone 4A Indurated grey sand pottery and abundant charcoal. 4A Loose grey sand pottery and abundant charcoal 5 Loose brown sand with abundant pottery and charcoal 11 Black sand, very abundant charcoal. 12 Bioturbation 13 Compact dark

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Sonja Magnavita

these beads belong to either one of two types: flat circular discs, so-called “Vulcanite” beads (Fig. 20.1, No. 4), 16 of which are black and red and one is yellow, and 57 barrel-shaped beads in bright colours, mainly green and very few red and blue (Fig. 20.1, No. 5). No specific comment is possible on

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Anne Haour and Barpougouni Mardjoua

with gravel and charcoal lamination (Pit structure 3) 6 Black to dark brown, ranging to vivid green, sandy clay and ash with gravel and charcoal lamination (pit structure 4) 7 Yellow sandy clay (Pit structure 5) 8 Black to dark brown, ranging to vivid green, sandy clay and ash with gravel and charcoal