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Prehistoric textiles : the development of cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with special reference to the Aegean

Author: E J W Barber
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using innovative linguistic techniques, along with methods from palaeobiology and other fields, this book shows that spinning and pattern weaving began far earlier than has been supposed. Cloth making was an industry that consumed more time and effort, and was more culturally significant to prehistoric cultures, than anyone previously assumed. The textile industry is in fact older than pottery, and perhaps even  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J W Barber
ISBN: 0691035970 9780691035970 069100224X 9780691002248
OCLC Number: 19922311
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association James Henry Breasted Prize 1993
Description: xxix, 471 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: THE BASIC TEXTILE CRAFTS--THE DATA: The domestication of fibers --
Spinning --
Looms and weaving --
The textile weaves: (1) The beginnings --
The textile weaves: (2) Egypt --
The textile weaves: (3) The Bronze Age --
The textile weaves: (4) The Iron Age --
The textile weaves: (5) An overall view --
Felt and felting --
Dyes --
PART II: DISCUSSIONS: Beginnings revisited --
World excavation --
Women's work --
The weight chase --
Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Keftiu --
And Penelope?
Responsibility: by E.J.W. Barber.
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