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Because most of us currently don't have access to print library materials, I'm listing some online resources available. These resources are only a small fraction of the handbooks available in a "normal" environment.
UNO Library E-book
African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present by
Publication Date: 2010
African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African pottery decorated with such tools, and forges a consensus on common methodology and standards. It gives an overview of history of research into roulette decoration in Africa and elsewhere Jomon Japan, Neolithic Europe, Siberia, and New York among others; outlines the contemporary distribution of roulette usage in sub-Saharan African today, a 'success story' from Senegal to Tanzania; and proposes methodologies for the identification of selected roulette decoration types in the archaeological record. By achieving standardisation in pottery analysis, this book will help researchers make meaningful comparisons between different sites of West Africa, and thus guide further research on the West African past. As roulette decoration has been such a global phenomenon in the past, the book will also be of interest to all researchers with an interest in ceramics from different parts of the world.
Books available because they are out of copyright
The Marks Project
The Marks Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit creating the first online research hub for American studio ceramics. This is a searchable, online database of American studio ceramic makers working from 1945 onward and their marks, signatures, back stamps, etc.
For the researcher, collector or curious visitor, the Marks Project offers access to an ever-growing online catalog of American studio ceramists and their marks. For ceramic artists and their heirs, the Marks Project offers a documentation service to record ceramic work, mark(s) and professional data to establish a work and mark history and an artist’s legacy.