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Diversité des traditions potières sur les contreforts éthiopiens de la vallée du Rift : référentiel ethnographique et lecture technologique des assemblages céramiques du cimetière médiéval de Qedemt à Lalibela

Abstract : In Ethiopia, along the foothills of the Rift Valley, the medieval period, between the 8th and 16th centuries, was characterized by the coexistence of three political and religious entities whose geographical and cultural contours are still poorly known: the Christian kingdom, the Muslim sultanates, and the so-called "pagan" kingdoms, as opposed to the other two. The current dynamism of the study of medieval Ethiopian archaeology, into which our research fits, aims to better define the historical interweaving of these three entities, as well as to better identify the socio-cultural groups which make up these large ensembles. In an attempt to respond to this problem, a privileged path is the study of the ceramic furniture left by these societies, knowing that the characterization of the productions and technical know-how involved is a major key to access cultural and sociological information. In this sense, we first constituted an ethnographic referential based on the documentation of the pottery traditions of thirteen ethnic groups, belonging to three different linguistic branches. A comparative approach to the chaines operatoires employed by these different groups has led to the emergence of generic traditions whose distribution has made it possible, initially, to discuss the recent socio-cultural dynamics of these groups. In a second step, we elaborated a technological - ethnographic and experimental - referential based on the documentation of these traditions. These referential were applied to the study of ceramic assemblages from the medieval cemetery of Qedemt in Lalibela, which highlights the continuity of settlement throughout the period of use of this burial site (11th - 16th century) and constitutes a new ceramic milestone useful for sketching the sociological landscape of the populations of medieval Ethiopia.
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Anne-Lise Goujon. Diversité des traditions potières sur les contreforts éthiopiens de la vallée du Rift : référentiel ethnographique et lecture technologique des assemblages céramiques du cimetière médiéval de Qedemt à Lalibela. Sociologie. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021PA100024⟩. ⟨tel-03381399⟩

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