Textiles in Archaeology [Paperback]

John Peter Wild (Author)

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ISBN: 9780852639313 | Published by: Shire Publications | Year of Publication: 2003 | 68p, 45 b/w illus
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Textiles in Archaeology

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Only certain environmental conditions permit the preservation of textiles, such as the peat bogs of northwest Europe and the arid deserts of Egypt. In this short guide to textiles in archaeology Wild explains the processes involved in textile manufacture, from sheep to finished garment. He examines the implements associated with textile production that are more commonly found on archaeological sites, different types of fibres and how they are prepared, techniques of spinning and weaving, dyeing and needlework. Examples dating from the Neolithic to the medieval period are drawn from Britain and northwest Europe in particular.

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