First Textiles: The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean
Author: Malgorzata Siennicka
The beginning of textile manufacture is still vague, but can be traced back to the upper Palaeolithic. Important developments in textile technology, e.g. weaving, spinning with a spindle, introduction of wool, appeared in Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age. This book is devoted to the early textile production in Europe and the Mediterranean and aims to collect and investigate the combined evidence of textile and leather remains, tools, workplaces and textile iconography.
The chapters discuss the recent achievements in the research of ancient textiles and textile production, textile techniques such as spinning, fabric and skin manufacture, use of textile tools and experimental textile archaeology. The volume explores important cultural and social aspects of textile production, and its development.
- Series: Ancient Textiles (Book 32)
- Hardcover: 242 pages
- Publisher: Oxbow Books (January 31, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785707981
- ISBN-13: 978-1785707988
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches