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Archéologie en pays tusian (Burkina Faso) : vestiges anciens et actuels de l'occupation humaine

Abstract : This thesis proposes a synthesis of the archaeological data in Tusian space (Western Burkina Faso). Its purpose is to study material linked to the human presence in this area. Based on an approach that combines archeology, ethnography and anthropology this study is organized around the analysis and interpretation of archaeological remains. The sources used are: written documents, oral and archaeological sources. The issue revolves around two questions: the archaeological record of the tusian country and the contribution of the artifacts to the history of the people and the territory. The work is divided into ten chapters divided between three parts. The first situates the methodological framework and the study area. The second part is devoted to the study of archaeological sites and the third part presents archaeological objects. This thesis highlights new materials for the history of tusian space. It also contributes to the improvement of the archaeological and historical knowledge of this area. The study identified caves and shelters, anthropic mounds, sites for specific activities (metallurgy, Wickerwork, burial). The archaeological objects consists of potteries, polished stone axes and adzes analyzed from the morphological, typological and functional point of views. To these tools are added grinding wheels and other grinders still in use. The study of the rock art of the area is characterized by an attempt to locate sites of engravings, the identification of the different shapes and the techniques of engravings. Concerning the ancient metallurgy of iron, the study proposes an inventory of the main artifacts based on typology, chronology and spatial distribution.
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Pon Jean-Baptiste Coulibaly. Archéologie en pays tusian (Burkina Faso) : vestiges anciens et actuels de l'occupation humaine. Archéologie et Préhistoire. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I; Université Ouaga 1 Professeur Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017PA01H005⟩. ⟨tel-01619650⟩



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