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Title Prehistoric textiles : the development of cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with special reference to the Aegean / by E.J.W. Barber.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1991]


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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 471 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-430) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Textile fabrics, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Textile fabrics, Prehistoric -- Middle East.
Neolithic period -- Europe.
Bronze age -- Middle East.
Neolithic period -- Middle East.
Bronze age -- Europe.
Europe -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Middle East.
Égée, Mer (région) -- Antiquités préhistoriques.
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?
Summary 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 older than agriculture and stockbreeding.
Other Title Print version: Barber, E. J. W., 1940- Prehistoric textiles. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991 0691035970