The challenge of textiles in early bronze age burials: Fragments of magnificence

Harris, S. (2018) The challenge of textiles in early bronze age burials: Fragments of magnificence. In: Sabatini, S. and Bergerbrant, S. (eds.) The Textile Revolution in Bronze Age Europe. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Dark and decayed textile fragments found in burials have added little to debates on life and death in the Early Bronze Age. The reporting of technical features such as spin direction and weave count by specialists has alienated many generalists, who cannot easily recognise the value of this evidence. Yet these fragments provide fleeting glimpses into the pivotal way people of this time used textiles to create magnificent burials. This chapter challenges assumptions about the textile evidence and re-evaluates the contribution of textiles to the funerary events of this golden age.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Accepted for Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Susanna
Authors: Harris, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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