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First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean

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Malgorzata Siennicka - Organizer

The aim of the conference (7th-8th May 2015) is to present and discuss recent achievements in the research field of the most ancient textiles and textile techniques in primarily Europe and Asia in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age (ca. 8th-3rd millennia BC); the application of varied interdisciplinary methods of systematic analysis of textiles, such as studies on the most ancient textile remains, basketry, mat and textile imprints in clay; textile tools (e.g. spindle whorls, loom weights, spinning bowls); experiments with copies of ancient textile implements; and recently developed scientific methods of analysing textiles and recognising the provenience of fibres. These all offer important insights into the oldest textile techniques, their beginnings and development throughout prehistory.
7 May 20158 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceFirst Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean
LocationCentre fo Textile Research, SAXO Institute; National Museum of Denmark
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period07/05/201508/05/2015

    Research areas

  • Archaeology, Prehistory, Textiles

Related Publications (1)

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    First Textiles Conference: (announcement)

    Publication: CommunicationJournal article

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