Elsa Yvanez - new Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Centre for Textile Research
Elsa Yvanez is the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow on a 2 years project, from March 2018 to March 2020
TexMeroe. Archaeology of textile production in the Kingdom of Meroe
New approaches to cultural identity and economics in ancient Sudan and Nubia
The TexMeroe project aims to gain a better knowledge of the Sudanese ancient kingdom of Meroe (c. 300 BCE – 550 CE), exploring its social organisation and economic system through the study of textile production. The many well-preserved textiles, tools and costume representations discovered on archaeological sites throughout Sudan and Nubia provide new evidences that shed light on a great range of key issues, from agriculture and manufacturing techniques, to the organisation of labour and trade, all the way to the definition and communication of social status.