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Ref ID: 25222
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Donley-Reid, Linda W.
Title: The Power of Swahili Porcelain, Beads and Pottery
Date: 1990
Source: Powers of Observation: Alternative Views in Archeology
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: This ethno‐archeological case study presents an emic view of the meaning of Swahili artifacts. Porcelain, beads and pottery have been deposited by generation of Swahili people, but only recently has symbolic and structuring social meaning of these items become of interest to archeologists working on the East African coastal sites. The emic perspective also revealed an unconscious belief that pottery decoration has a “protective” function within the Swahili culture.
Date Created: 8/6/2019
Editors: Nelson, Sarah M.
Kehoe, Alice B.
Number: 2
Page Start: 47
Page End: 60
Series Editor: Clark, G. A.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association