A report on the examination of animal skin artefacts from the Bronze Age salt mines of Hallstatt, Austria

Harris, S. (2006) A report on the examination of animal skin artefacts from the Bronze Age salt mines of Hallstatt, Austria. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, 17, pp. 69-76. (doi:10.5334/pia.270)

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Abstract

The aim of this report is to describe the ten animal skin fragments and artefacts, and to discuss these in relation to the qualities and role of skins as a cloth technology in the Bronze Age. This includes the colour and texture, dimensions and thickness, sewing, seams and edges, use and reuse of these artefacts. These fragments and artefacts have not been studied before and add to the previously published findings of animal skin artefacts from the Bronze Age salt mine. They will be discussed in comparison to recent analysis of the textile finds from the same site and in relation to the context of animal skins in the Bronze Age.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Archaeology, leather, Bronze Age, Austria, artefacts.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Susanna
Authors: Harris, S.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Papers from the Institute of Archaeology
Publisher:Ubiquity Press
ISSN:0965-9315
ISSN (Online):2041-9015
Published Online:15 November 2006
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 The Author
First Published:First published in Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 1: 69-76
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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