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The first plant bast fibre technology: identifying splicing in archaeological textiles

Recent research into plant bast fibre technology points to a Neolithic European tradition of working fibres into threads by splicing, rather than draft spinning. The major issue now is the ability of textile specialists and archaeobotanists to distinguish the technology of splicing from draft-spun fibres. This paper defines the major types of splicing and proposes an explicit...

Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000–500 BCE (PROCON)

Archaeology, London WC1H 0PY, GB X close Susanna Harris, UCL Institute of Archaeology, London WC1H 0PY, GB X close Joanne Cutler UCL Institute of Archaeology, London WC1H 0PY, GB X

Cloth cultures in prehistoric Europe: the Bronze Age evidence from Hallstatt

Cloth Cultures in Prehistoric Europe is a Postdoctoral Fellowship project awarded to Susanna Harris by the British Academy. Its aim is to bring together and examine evidence for textiles and animal ... context. A sample of the animal skins from the Bronze Age Christian von Tuschwerk site was examined by Susanna Harris for dimensions, thickness, stitching and seams. They will be discussed here along with