North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles X

Author: Eva B. Andersson Strand
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781782973522
Release Date: 2009-12-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The NESAT symposium has grown from the first meeting in 1981 which was attended by 23 scholars, to over 100 at the tenth meeting that took place in Copenhagen in 2008, with virtually all areas of Europe represented. The 50 papers from the conference presented here show the vibrance of the study of archaeological textiles today. Examples studied come from the Bronze Age, Neolithic, the Iron Age, Roman, Viking, the Middle Ages and post-Medieval, and from a wide range of countries including Norway, Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands. Modern techniques of analysis and examination are also discussed.

A Most Indispensable Art

Author: James B. Petersen
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 0870499157
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"This collection of essays chronicles the diversity and richness of one broad category of traditional material culture - fiber industries or textiles - among prehistoric and historic Native Americans in eastern North America. Such industries, which include basketry, fabrics, cordage, and netting, played an important role in the economic, social, and ceremonial life of indigenous cultures. However, because of the extreme age of the artifacts, their fragile nature, and unfavorable preservation conditions, knowledge of these industries has long been incomplete - resulting in a gap in scholarship that this volume does much to address."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Handbook of British Archaeology

Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472127747
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Social Science

For over 25 years The Handbook of British Archaeology has been the foremost guide to archaeological methods, artefacts and monuments, providing clear explanations of all specialist terms used by archaeologists. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with the latest information and now includes the most recent developments in archaeological science. Meticulously researched, every section has been extensively updated by a team of experts. There are chapters devoted to each of the archaeological periods found in Britain, as well as two chapters on techniques and the nature of archaeological remains. All the common artefacts, types of sites and current theories and methods are covered. The growing interest in post-medieval and industrial archaeology is fully explored in a brand new section dealing with these crucial periods. Hundreds of new illustrations enable instant comparison and identification of objects and monuments - from Palaeolithic handaxes to post-medieval gravestones. Several maps pinpoint the key sites, and other features include an extensive bibliography and a detailed index. The Handbook of British Archaeology is the most comprehensive resource book available and is essential for anyone with an interest in the subject - from field archaeologists and academics to students, heritage professionals, Time Team followers and amateur enthusiasts.

Nalbinding What in the World Is That

Author: Ulrike Claßen-Büttner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783734779053
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: History

Nalbinding - An Age-Old Technique Nalbinding was and is found around the world, but in most industrialized countries it is virtually unknown today. This was not always so. Only when knitting began to spread in the European Middle Ages, did nalbinding sink into oblivion there. Today, creative people are re-discovering nalbinding. If you are interested in how nalbinding developed, this book provides you with a historical overview based on the most important archaeological finds. If you are a textile artisan or scholar, you will find fascinating structures and diverse variations described and explained. And finally, if you have the courage to learn and revive an ancient handicraft, there are instructions for various stitches and practical projects.

Handbook for British and Irish Archaeology

Author: Cherry Lavell
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015050179640
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

How do states distinguish friends from enemies, partners from competitors, and communities from outsiders? Community Under Anarchy shows how the development of common social identities among political elites can lead to deeper, more cohesive forms of cooperation than what has been previously envisioned by traditional theories of international relations. Drawing from recent advances in social theory and constructivist approaches, Bruce Cronin demonstrates how these cohesive structures evolve from a series of discrete events and processes that help to diminish the conceptual boundaries dividing societies. Community Under Anarchy supports this thesis through a new and original interpretation of the Concert of Europe, the Holy Alliance, and the political integration of Italy and Germany. In the wake of the upheavals created by the French Revolution and the revolutions of 1848, political elites helped to validate new forms of governance by creating transnational reference groups from which they could draw legitimacy. As a result, European states were able to overcome the polarizing effects of anarchy and create a concert system, a common security association, and two amalgamated security communities. The empirical cases demonstrate how socially derived identities can shape state preferences and create new roles for state leaders.

Arch ologische Textilfunde

Author: Antoinette Rast-Eicher
Publisher:
ISBN: 3033012671
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Textile fabrics

Weben - Stoff - Textilien - Gewebe.

Archaeology in the Bedford region

Author: Michael Dawson
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
ISBN: UOM:39015061386382
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

This volume on the archaeology of the English county of Bedford and its environs brings together the results of five excavations over a four year period in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It includes settlement sites dating to the Iron Age and Roman period, cemeteries and craftwork centres.

Domestic Wooden Artefacts in Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times

Author: Caroline Earwood
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015032815717
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Social Science

In the first published synthesis of the subject, Caroline Earwood traces the changing styles and manufacturing techniques of wooden domestic artefacts in Britain and Ireland from the Neolithic age to the time of the Vikings. A surprising number of these items have survived – some as ancient as 6000 years old – in wet and waterlogged places such as wells and bogs. The book atempts to answer questions about who made the many and varied objects, who used them and ow theirstyle and deecoration compare with potery, maetal and stone artefacts from the same period. It also examines the continues use of ancient tehniques as late as the 20th century.

Hallstatt textiles

Author: Peter Bichler
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015060569889
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Design

This title contains 17 papers from the Symposium on the Hallstatt textiles, held in Hallsatt, Upper Austria, in 2004.