Beautiful Things: Textiles and Fibre Artefacts from an Early Bronze Age Cremation, Whitehorse Hill, England

Harris, S. and Jones, A. M. (2017) Beautiful Things: Textiles and Fibre Artefacts from an Early Bronze Age Cremation, Whitehorse Hill, England. In: North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles: NESAT XIII, Liberec, Czech Republic, 22-26 May 2017, ISBN 9788074943973

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Abstract

The organic finds preserved in a young adult’s burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor are the first evidence for decorative textiles, braids and baskets in Early Bronze Age Britain, and they transform current understanding of this period. These fabrics are intricately made and show an imaginative use of materials, textures and shape. The layers and wrappings in the burial deposit provide a rare glimpse of the role of organic materials in burials. In this paper, the archaeological evidence is presented and these finds are discussed in their broader technological and aesthetic context.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Susanna
Authors: Harris, S., and Jones, A. M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ISBN:9788074943973
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Textile Engineering
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher
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