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SAMTOUMA Issaka

La métallurgie ancienne du fer dans la région de Koumbri (Yatenga, Burkina Faso).

Franz Steiner - Stuttgart - 1990
ISBN: 9783515057394
(Etudes sur l'histoire et l'archéologie du Burkina faso - Vol. 4)
XI-176 p. - 14,6 x 21 cm

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This is a study of ironworking in the north-central part of Yatenga Province in northern Burkina Faso, an area of about 3,000 km2, situated north of Ouahigouya. It is inhabited primarily by the indigenous Kurumba and Dogon, and the Mossi (Dagomba). Due to financial constraints, the research is based on the available literature and the use of oral informants, supplemented by the field verification of archaeological sites revealed from both sources. Despite these limitations, the book is an important contribution to the literature on West African ironworking, particularly for the Yatenga region which was poorly documented. The first part places Yatenga ironworking within its environmental and cultural context. The physical environment and the prehistory, history and sociopolitical relationships of the region's various ethnic groups are described. The diverse origins of Yatenga ironworkers parallels that of Bassar ironworkers in northern Togo. The second part focuses on ironworking technology. Important data on local ore bodies, traditional mining techniques, furnace types, the smelting process, smithing tools and techniques, and iron products are presented. Other interesting topics include the re-use of slag in granary construction; the reworking of smelted iron by the blacksmith; the differential use of metal and stone anvils and hammers by different populations; the number of hoes produced per smelt; and the tree species of choice for charcoal fuel. While the Bassar preferred Burkea africana, in Yatenga it was Prosopis africana.

 Une histoire de la métallurgie dans la partie centrale nord de la province du Yatenga au Burkina Faso, sur environ 3000 km2 au nord de Ouahigouya, région primitivement habitée par des Kurumba, Dogon et Dagomba (Mossi).