The textile and animal-skin object

Cameron, E., Harris, S. and Mould, Q. (2016) The textile and animal-skin object. In: Jones, A. M. (ed.) Preserved in the Peat: an Extraordinary Bronze Age Burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor, and its Wider Context. Oxbow: Oxford, pp. 148-156. ISBN 9781785702600

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A decorative textile and animal skin object, possible a sash or belt, was found in an Early Bronze Age cist on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor. A textile and animal-skin object lay beneath the animal pelt. The irregularly-shaped remains measured 345 × 260mm but, as no edges could be observed, the object is assumed to be incomplete and the original dimensions are unknown. In burial, the remains had been flattened onto a layer of matted plant material lining the base of the cist. Impressed on the upper face were further traces of plant material and hairs from the animal pelt.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Archaeology, Bronze Age, England, Britain, textile, leather, cloth, early Bronze Age.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harris, Dr Susanna
Authors: Cameron, E., Harris, S., and Mould, Q.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology

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