Aspects of the Design, Production and Use of Textiles and Clothing from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Age: NESAT XII [Hardback]

Karina Gromer (Editor); Frances Pritchard (Editor)

ISBN: 9789639911673 | Published by: Archaeolingua | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 376p, col illus

Aspects of the Design, Production and Use of Textiles and Clothing from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Age


The North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles (NESAT) was founded in 1981 as a discussion forum between various disciplines: textile archaeologists, historians, art historians, natural scientists, conservators and craftspeople. The 12th symposium was organized by the Natural History Museum Vienna from 21st to 24th May 2014 in Hallstatt, Austria. The archaeological heritage of Hallstatt as well as the flora and fauna of the whole region is designated in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The conference volume contains 35 scientific papers grouped into seven chapters. The first chapters introduce Austrian textile research and prehistoric textile finds from Europe. The main corpus of articles deals with textiles and clothing from early medieval to the early modern period, their archaeological research, experiments and art historical context. Five papers focus on tools and textile production, object-based research as well as experimental archaeology and investigation of written sources. The chapter “Specific analyses” embraces interdisciplinary research including dyestuff analysis, isotopic tracing and a drawing system for archaeological textile finds from graves. The book, therefore, provides a wealth of information on recent research being undertaken into archaeological textiles from sites in Central and Northern Europe.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Textile Research in Austria
Karina Grömer
1 | Textile Research in Austria – an Overview
Beatrix Nutz
2 | Mining for Textiles – Textiles for Mining
Preliminary Report on Textiles from Gold Mining Sites in Austria
Janet Schramm – Andrea Fischer
3 | The Conservation of a Roman Lorica Squamata from the Barbarian Lands
Ina Vanden Berghe – Beatrix Nutz
4 | The Hidden Colours of Lengberg Castle, Austria
Chapter 2: Prehistory: Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age Materials
Lise Bender Jørgensen – Antoinette Rast-Eicher
5 | Searching for the earliest wools in Europe
Susanna Harris
6 | Folded, layered textiles from a Bronze Age pit pyre excavated from Over Barrow 2, Cambridgeshire, England
Jerzy Maik – Anna Rybarczyk
7 | Gewebe der Hallstattkultur aus Domasław in Niederschlesien
Ulla Mannering
8 | Early Scandinavian Textile Design
Fabienne Médard – Muriel ROTH-ZECHNER
9 | Textile remains on Hallstatt bracelets in Alsace (France). Burial context
of Soufflenheim-Obermattwald, Tumulus IX
Antoinette Rast-Eicher – Ina Vanden Berghe
10 | Altrier (LUX): A fresh look at the textiles
Helga Rösel-Mautendorfer
11 | Sewing, Design and Creativity: Aspects of Tailoring in the Bronze Age
Chapter 3: Early Medieval Finds from Graves and Bogs
Sophie Desrosiers
12 | Chinese silks in the Merovingian graves of Saint-Denis Basilica?
Hana Lukešová
13 | Old Fragments of Women’s Costumes from the Viking Age –
New Method for Identification
Susan Möller-Wiering
14 | Hunteburg Cloak A
Tracy Niepold
15 | Die Textilien aus dem Grab des Herrn von Morken –
Neubearbeitung eines alten Fundmaterials
Gabriele Zink – Anne Kwaspen
16 | The Dätgen Trousers
Chapter 4: Medieval and Early Modern Textiles
Camilla Luise Dahl – Charlotte Rimstad – Maj Ringgaard
17 | A Renaissance Woman’s Silk Coif from a Copenhagen Moat
Dawid Grupa
18 | Silk liturgical garments from priests’ graves, excavated
in St. Nicolas parish church in Gniew
Tünde Kaszab-Olschewski
19 | “Fossilized” Textiles
Sanna Lipkin – Krista Vajanto – Titta Kallio-Seppä – Tiina Kuokkanen –
Sirpa Niinimäki – Tiina Väre – Maarten van Bommel
20 | Funeral dress and textiles in 17th and 19th century burials in Ostrobothnia, Finland
Jane Malcolm-Davies – Hilary Davidson
21 | “He is of no account … if he have not a velvet or taffeta hat”:
A survey of sixteenth century knitted caps
Britt Nowak-Böck
22 | Ein mittelalterlicher Schatzfund aus Silber und Seide
von der Burg Dollnstein, Lkr. Eichstätt
Elizabeth Wincott Heckett
23 | Gold and silver decorative metal laces in the 16th and 17th centuries
in Ireland and Europe
Gabriele Zink
24 | The reliquary of Starigard/Oldenburg 251
Chapter 5: Tools and Textile Production
Margarita Gleba
25 | Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation
in Mediterranean Europe 1000–500 BCE (PROCON)
Ellen Harlizius-Klück
26 | Against all Odds: Pure Science and Ancient Weaving
Riina Rammo – Ave Matsin
27 | Textile production in a medieval village in Siksälä (Estonia)
Heidi M. Sherman
28 | The Toothed Blades of Medieval Novgorod 289
Tereza Štolcová – Juraj Zajonc
29 | Interdisciplinary reconstruction of weaving on the warp-weighted loom
in the Hallstatt Period
Chapter 6: Specific Analyses
Maria Cybulska – Ewa Mianowska-Orlińska
30 | Analysis, Reconstruction and Interpretation of Two Early Medieval
Embroideries from Kruszwica
Julia Galliker
31 | Analysis of Silk Yarn Attributes: Cross-Collection Characterisation
of Historic Weft-Faced Compound Weave Figured Silks
David Kohout – Helena Březinová
32 | An Assemblage of Medieval Archaeological Textiles from Prague:
a Study of Current and Original Colours
Britt Nowak-Böck – Helmut Voß
33 | Digitale Kartierung von organischen Strukturen an Metallfunden –
ein standardisiertes System des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege
Isabella von Holstein
34 | Combining isotopic and textile technical data to understand the origins
of wool textiles in medieval archaeological assemblages
Michael Schwab
35 | Stokar gegen Schlabow – eine wissenschaftshistorische Betrachtung
eines Streits aus der Frühzeit der Textilarchäologie

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