Textile Production (Other Keyword)

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Archaeology of Women in the Spanish New World (1991)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bonnie G. McEwan.

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Calculating moment of inertia of spindle whorls as a method for understanding Iron Age textile production (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jordan Bowers.

Excavations of Iron Age hillfort's in Northwestern Portugal, known as castros, have yielded many spindle whorls, but no extant fabrics due to the nature of preservation in the region. This leaves the question "what types of textile were produced?" In an attempt to answer this question, I calculate the moment of inertia (MI) for spindle whorls collected from three different sites in the Ave River Valley. MI represents the angular momentum of a whorl, allowing for the whorls various...


Craft, Literacy, and Ephemera: Maya Textiles in the Gendered Scribal Tradition (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie Strauss.

Although art historians, archaeologists, and epigraphers often decry the poor preservation of certain ephemeral categories of Maya hieroglyphic remains – wooden lintels, codex-style books and plaster facades – the missing corpus of ancient hieroglyphic textiles is rarely discussed. Yet unlike the handful of maddeningly flat, angular, or profile-view representations of codices in Maya art, the "extant" inscribed textiles seen in murals, painted on narrative vessels, incised into stone and molded...


Interweaving Colonial and Local Networks: Textile Production in Early Iron Age Iberia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Beatriz Marin-Aguilera.

The role of textile production and consumption in the formation of Early Iron Age states in Mediterranean Europe has been often neglected in favour of other economic activities such as pottery making and distribution, as well as metallurgy. In the Western Mediterranean, connectivity has been mainly addressed through the study of Phoenician and/or Greek pottery in local settlements and viceversa. However, intensive production and consumption of textiles was at the heart of urbanisation throughout...