In Africa, pottery began in 6000 B.C. Throughout history, African ceramics has been not only used for utilitarian purposes but also for spiritual and esthetic purposes. Different regions of Africa were influenced by the ceramics of other cultures. For example, in 75 AD african pottery was influenced by the importation of roman pottery and they actually ended up taking over the pottery business and most pots in Rome were made in Africa. Another example of the influence of another culture's ceramics was in the 600s AD when Africans began to use glass and metal glazes after importing ceramics from China. The potters in Africa were mostly women, however there were a few men. They used various techniques. They would either build things by hand or with a mould. The most common pieces of pottery that they made were water jugs or pots to cook in. Another pot that they made that I found cool had bark woven around the outside which would cool the water through evaporation when it was soaked in water. After building the pot and setting it out to dry, they would cover it in maybe bark or cow dung and fire it on an open fire. They would try to achieve a shiny finish by firing. In the Congo, they sometimes would splatter the pots with dyes after firing to add color to the pot. In addition to pots, they would also make figures such as people out of clay. I thought it was interesting that the skill of pottery is …show more content…
They used clay not only to make pots but also to make bronze sculptures. They would start with a clay shape and put wax on the outside of the clay, then they would layer more clay on top of the wax. Next they would fire the sculpture to melt the wax and pour the bronze into the clay mold that was left over. Lastly they would break the clay and be left with the bronze statue. Many of these are probably statues of gods and kings. Many of the pots were made to honor the gods in the yoruba
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A. In the course of the Greek trade, the colony of Naukratis, Egypt introduced the Greeks to the colossal stone construction. Also, they were being exposed to Eastern artwork during the Orientalizing period and following the archaic period. The Greeks started to create the stone statues very similar and even duplicated to the way the Egyptians designed their monuments. The statue of Venus was designed and created from a Greek sculptor, this being one of the first sculpture that was duplicated like the Egyptians sculptured their statue art.
The Anasazi were well known for their excellence in pottery. Overall, they were very advanced with art. Pottery was a personal thing; one type could only be found locally. It was usually very colorful and passed down from mother to daughter. Besides pottery, the Anasazi practiced weaving, leatherwork, made jewelry, and made baskets.
From the calendars we still use today, to the way we grow crops with farming, ancient civilizations such as the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas influenced and created the way we contribute our skills towards the public. These people’s expertise proves just how they improved the world. The civilizations were advanced for their time based on their early society, their accomplishments, and the remains that are still remembered, as well as viewed to this day. One of the ways that the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas were successful was through their people’s actions in a community.
My character 's name is Takanno Yukikiyo. He lives in Honshu, the main island of Japan as a higher class hunter gatherer. Takanno wears animal skins and tree bark fibers, something many people wore during that time. His weapon of choice is a bow and arrow and will sometimes use an axe. These were used to hunt animals because he 's a hunter gatherer.
In May of 1991, a three hundred year silence was shattered with the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American archeological finds of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1991 discovery, plans to erect a 34-story, $276-million federal building required that a cultural resource survey, including archeological field-testing, be completed. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, such research is required on any project using public funds that may have the potential to impact historic resources. During the last days of the excavation, the archaeological team discovered a missing chapter of New York history¿the
Tools such as pots, pans, knives and gridirons assisted chefs as they cooked. Boiling was a common ways to prepare meat. To preserve meat, salting or pickling was used. When the rich would eat, it was common for them to have their food decorated, because they wanted food to look as good as it tasted. One example of this is the use of props.
Cultural Artifacts: Cars Have you ever thought of what might be an important cultural artifact that influences our everyday life? Believe it or not, we make use of cultural artifacts much more than one would think. The cultural artifact that I am choosing to focus on, cars, play an important role in our everyday life by allowing our culture to move about our world and travel to new and interesting places. Andy Crouch has provided us with five thoughts that will help us better understand our culture and the role of cultural artifacts.
It took lots of hard work and diligence in order to complete the pot. Greek pottery was typically made on a potter 's wheel. The potter’s wheel made separate horizontal sections; the foot, the lower and upper body, the neck, and if needed, the handles. All the sections were then combined together using a clay ‘slip’, after drying. This also made it easier to see the imprints of designs needed for the pot.
They made cooking boxes, canoes, masks for storytelling and totem poles out of cedar wood. Totem poles were carved with a curved knife and were painted with paints made from such items as berries, seashells and charcoal. Paintbrushes were made out of human hair or porcupine hair. Totem poles were used to tell stories or a family’s history since they had no written language. This was the way they were able to record stories and the details of important events that were past down from generation to generation.
For living in a time period where there was not a lot of technological advances that would help them build what they wanted at a faster pace, they had to learn to work with what they had. They also had to learn how to work with materials to be able to make the magnificent and amazing temples, that they are known for. “ The general temple-pyramid consisted of a platform, a long, broad, steep double staircase going up the center, with balustrades going up the sides of the steps. The Aztecs used sculpted stone blocks and skulls to decorate the platform and the ends of the balustrades” (General Construction of Pyramid-Temples). The Aztecs used and made platforms and tools that would help them make their temples better and better each time.
During these travels, she build up a large collection of African sculptures as well as Mozambican doors that she often used as frames for her work. Many of her still lifes features bowls of fruit, among other things, and her sculptures. This is a brilliant example of cultural appropriation. Statues in African cultures, are not used for aesthetic purposes, they are functional objects used in ceremonies and rituals by tribes and villages. They are created for this purpose and are often destroyed after they have served their use.
Different parts of our culture today have roots in history. The production culture, how a product gets from creation to us, is based off of the historical “outwork” process. Today, different jobs have unions that protect the workers. This working culture has evolved from the working conditions during the Industrial Revolution. In 1884 Europeans met to decide the future of Africa.