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Tools, Textiles and Contexts. Investigating Textile Production in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age

Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch (επιμέλεια)

Tools, Textiles and Contexts. Investigating Textile Production in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age

Πόλη: Oxford & Philadelphia

Έτος: 2015

Εκδότης: Oxbow Books

Σειρά: Series: Ancient Textiles Series Vol. 21

Περιγραφή: Σκληρό εξώφυλλο, 402 σ., πολυάριθμες α/μ και έγχρωμες εικόνες, 28,2×22,2

Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)

Textile production is one of the most important crafts in Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age societies and recent interdisciplinary and collaborative work offers crucial new perspectives into this field. The new and updated catalogue of archaeological textile finds presented here clearly demonstrates, even from the few extant finds, that knowledge of the use of fibres and of elaborate textile techniques that were used to produce textiles of different qualities was well developed.

The functional analysis of spindle whorls and loom weights can be explored through experimental archaeology employing newly developed methodologies. The results bring new insights into the types of textile that may potentially have been made by such tools. This is highly pertinent as textile tools often constitute the single most important and plentiful type of evidence for the various stages of textile production in the archaeological record.

The combination of experimental archaeology, analyses of textile tools and find contexts allows for a discussion of the nature of textile production at different sites, regions and time periods. A collaboration between archaeologists specialised in their site and textile tool specialists has produced data sets of a large number of textile tools from several Bronze Age settlements, including Khania, Malia, Midea, Tiryns, Troia and Tel Kabri. The results of these analyses provide unique insights into both the production processes and, significantly, into the range of types of textiles that could have been produced at specific sites. These results illustrate the central, social and economic impact of textile production in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age societies.

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction [vii-xiii]

Chapter 1
1.1 An introduction to the investigation of archaeological textile tools [1-23]
Lorenz Rahmstorf

1.2 An introduction to experimental archaeology and textile research [25-38]
Linda Olofsson

Chapter 2
The basics of textile tools and textile technology – from fibre to fabric [39-60]
Eva Andersson Strand

Chapter 3
Survey of archaeological textile remains from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean area [61-74]
Irene Skals, Susan Möller-Wiering & Marie-Louise Nosch

Chapter 4: The TTTC experiments
4.1 Experimental testing of Bronze Age textile tools [75-100]
Eva Andersson Strand, Linda Olofsson & Marie-Louise Nosch

4.2 Examination of spinning and weaving samples [101-118]
Susan Möller-Wiering

4.3 Test of loom weights and 2/2 twill weaving [119-126]
Linda Olofsson & Marie-Louise Nosch

4.4 Weaving with crescent shaped loom weights. An investigation of a special kind of loom weight [127-137]
Agnete Wisti Lassen

4.5 From tools to textiles, concluding remarks [139-144]
Eva Andersson Strand

Chapter 5: The TTTC database
5.1 Introduction to the CTR database [145-151]
Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch

5.2 Mathematical analysis of the spindle whorl and loom weight data in the CTR Database [153-190]
Richard Firth

Chapter 6: Textile tools in contexts
6.1 Textile tools and textile production — studies of selected Bronze Age sites: introduction [191-195]
Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutter

6.2 Textile tools from Khania, Crete, Greece [197-206]
Maria Bruun-Lundgren†, Eva Andersson Strand & Birgitta P. Hallager

6.3 Textile tools from Ayia Triada, Crete, Greece [207-214]
Pietro Militello, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.4 Textile tools from Phaistos, Crete, Greece [215-227]
Pietro Militello, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.5 Textile tools from Quartier Mu, Malia, Crete, Greece [229-241]
Jean-Claude Poursat, Françoise Rougemont, Joanne Cutler, Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch

6.6 Textile tools from Akrotiri, Thera, Greece [243-246]
Iris Tzachili, Stella Spantidaki, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Noscb & Joanne Cutler

6.7 Textile tools from Midea, mainland Greece [247-252]
Katie Demakopoulou, loannis Fappas, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.8 Textile production at Mycenae, mainland Greece [253-265]
Iphiyenia Tournavitou, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.9 Textile tools from Tiryns, mainland Greece [267-278]
Lorenz Rahmstorf, Malgorzata Siennicka, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.10 Textile tools from Thebes, mainland Greece [279-292]
Maria Emanuela Alberti, Vassilis Aravantinos, loannis Fappas, Athina Papadaki, Françoise Rougemont, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.11 Textile tools from Archontiko, northern Greece [293-297]
Evi Papadopoulou, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.12 Textile tools from Sitagroi, northern Greece [299-308]
Ernestine S. Elster, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

6.13 Textile tools from Troia, western Anatolia [309-328]
Marta Guzowska, Ralf Becks, Eva Andersson Strand, Joanne Cutler & Marie-Louise Nosch

6.14 Textile tools from Apliki, Cyprus [329-335]
Joanna S. Smith, Joanne Cutler, Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch

6.15 Textile tools from Kition, Cyprus [337-345]
Joanna S. Smith, Joanne Cutler, Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch

6.16 Textile tools from Tel Kabri, Israel [347-349]
Assaf Yasur-Landau, Νurith Goshen, Eva Andersson Strand, Marie-Louise Nosch & Joanne Cutler

Chapter 7
Summary of results and conclusions [351-383]
Eva Andersson Strand & Marie-Louise Nosch

Appendices
Appendix A: Textile remains in the Eastern Mediterranean area: Neolithic and Chalcolithic [385-391]

Appendix B: Textile remains in the Eastern Mediterranean area: Bronze Age [392-401]

Acknowledgements [402]


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