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Title:The Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology of Soap and Dye Making at Ijaye, Yorubaland
Author:Folorunso, C.A.
Year:2002
Periodical:African Archaeological Review
Volume:19
Issue:3
Period:September
Pages:127-145
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Yoruba
archaeology
soap industry
dyeing
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1016535202233
Abstract:This study reports the use of ethnographic parallels to interpret excavated relics at Ijaye (Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria). Following some limited reconnaissance, archaeological relics, which included mounds and a ditch and embankment, were identified. Three test pits were dug on one of the mounds while an extensive excavation was carried out on another. The major excavation uncovered large pots placed on top of one another and arranged in a row. Ethnographic data were sought in some neighbouring Yoruba settlements to understand the features uncovered in the excavations. Probable interpretation was soap and/or dye making. Bibliogr., sum. in French and English. [Journal abstract]
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