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Prehistoric Ancient Near Eastern Aegean Textiles And Dress

Author : Marie-Louise Nosch
ISBN : 9781782977193
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Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and dress studies by discussing archaeological, iconographical and textual evidence within a broad geographical and chronological spectrum. The thirteen chapters explore issues, such as the analysis of textile tools, especially spindle whorls, and textile imprints for reconstructing textile production in contexts as different as Neolithic Transylvania, the Early Bronze Age North Aegean and the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean; the importance of cuneiform clay tablets as a documentary source for both drawing a detailed picture of the administration of a textile industry and for addressing gender issues, such as the construction of masculinity in the Sumerian kingdoms of the 3rd millennium BC; and discussions of royal and priestly costumes and clothing ornaments in the Mesopotamian kingdom of Mari and in Mycenaean culture. Textile terms testify to intensive exchanges between Semitic and Indo-European languages, especially within the terminology of trade goods. The production and consumption of textiles and garments are demonstrated in 2nd millennium Hittite Anatolia; from 1st millennium BC Assyria, a cross-disciplinary approach combines texts, realia and iconography to produce a systematic study of golden dress decorations; and finally, the important discussion of fibres, flax and wool, in written and archaeological sources is evidence for delineating the economy of linen and the strong symbolic value of fibre types in 1st millennium Babylonia and the Southern Levant. The volume is part of a pair together with Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress: An Interdisciplinary Anthology edited by Mary Harlow and Marie-Louise Nosch.
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Greek And Roman Textiles And Dress

Author : Mary Harlow
ISBN : 9781782977186
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Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies including a paper on the ground breaking research on the polychromy of ancient statuary; dye recipes and methods of analysis; case studies of garments in Spanish, Viennese and Greek collections which discuss methods of analysis and conservation; analyses of textile tools from across the Mediterranean; discussions of trade and ethnicity to the workshop relations in Roman fulleries. Multiple aspects of the production of textiles and the social meaning of dress are included here to offer the reader an up-to-date account of the state of current research. The volume opens up the range of questions that can now be answered when looking at fragments of textiles and examining written and iconographic images of dressed individuals in a range of media. The volume is part of a pair together with Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Mary Harlow, C_cile Michel and Marie-Louise Nosch
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Textiles In The Neo Assyrian Empire

Author : Salvatore Gaspa
ISBN : 9781501502699
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This book brings together our present-day knowledge about textile terminology in the Akkadian language of the first-millennium BC. In fact, the progress in the study of the Assyrian dialect and its grammar and lexicon has shown the increasing importance of studying the language as well as cataloging and analysing the terminology of material culture in the documentation of the first world empire. The book analyses the terms for raw materials, textile procedures, and textile end products consumed in first-millennium BC Assyria. In addition, a new edition of a number of written records from Neo-Assyrian administrative archives completes the work. The book also contains a number of tables, a glossary with all the discussed terms, and a catalogue of illustrations. In light of the recent development of textile research in ancient languages, the book is aimed at providing scholars of Ancient Near Eastern studies and ancient textile studies with a comprehensive work on the Assyrian textiles.
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Prehistoric Textiles

Author : E. J. W. Barber
ISBN : 069100224X
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This pioneering work revises our notions of the origins and early development of textiles in Europe and the Near East. Using innovative linguistic techniques, along with methods from palaeobiology and other fields, it shows that spinning and pattern weaving began far earlier than has been supposed. Prehistoric Textiles made an unsurpassed leap in the social and cultural understanding of textiles in humankind's early history. Cloth making was an industry that consumed more time and effort, and was more culturally significant to prehistoric cultures, than anyone assumed before the book's publication. The textile industry is in fact older than pottery--and perhaps even older than agriculture and stockbreeding. It probably consumed far more hours of labor per year, in temperate climates, than did pottery and food production put together. And this work was done primarily by women. Up until the Industrial Revolution, and into this century in many peasant societies, women spent every available moment spinning, weaving, and sewing. The author, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, demonstrates command of an almost unbelievably disparate array of disciplines--from historical linguistics to archaeology and paleobiology, from art history to the practical art of weaving. Her passionate interest in the subject matter leaps out on every page. Barber, a professor of linguistics and archaeology, developed expert sewing and weaving skills as a small girl under her mother's tutelage. One could say she had been born and raised to write this book. Because modern textiles are almost entirely made by machines, we have difficulty appreciating how time-consuming and important the premodern textile industry was. This book opens our eyes to this crucial area of prehistoric human culture.
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Weaving And Fabric In Antiquity Weben Und Gewebe In Der Antike

Author : Henriette Harich-Schwarzbauer
ISBN : 9781785700637
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Weaving and Fabric in Antiquity: Materiality – Representation – Epistemology – Metapoetics presents 11 papers arranged under the four headings of the title which focus on the process of textile manufacture, the weaving process itself, and the materiality of fabric. Contributions address the problematic issues of cognitive archaeology, consumer research, literary theory and themes addressing both philosophical history and the history of reception of ideas and practice. The contributions seek both to close the critical gaps with respect to weaving, a broad and complex field in the area of ancient cultural techniques, and to identify new themes. Accordingly, the submissions expand our focus into late antiquity, to integrate texts such as letters written on Papyrus detailing the everyday correspondence of an Egyptian family or to spotlight the meaning of textile terms and the history of misunderstandings associated therein. Frequently overused analogies between writing and weaving are also examined in terms of their legitimacy as well as their limits. The papers presented here result from an international and interdisciplinary conference under the same title held in Castelen, near Basel in 2012. TEXT MOSTLY IN GERMAN
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Die Semitischen Fremdw Rter Im Griechischen

Author : Heinrich Lewy
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The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Archaeology In The Near East

Author : American Schools of Oriental Research
ISBN : UOM:49015002854389
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"This comprehensive five-volume work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to the early centuries of the rise of Islam, the work covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal regions of North and East Africa. It includes 1,125 alphabetically arranged entries on sites, languages, material culture, archaeological methods, organizations and institutions, and major excavators and scholars of the field. This one-of-a-kind, accessibly written reference brings new breadth to the study of archaeology in the biblical world, making it a valuable resource not only to scholars and students of archaeology, but also to those with an interest in ancient art and architecture, languages, history, and religion." --
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The Worldwide History Of Dress

Author : Patricia Rieff Anawalt
ISBN : UOM:39015074298012
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Chronicles every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress and accessories, featuring more than one thousand illustrations of museum-quality artifacts, historical paintings, woodblock prints, and other artworks.
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Author : Karen Polinger Foster
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Contents: Foreword; List of abbreviations; A. KEYNOTE ADDRESS; James D. MUHLY: Archaeology and Archaeometry: Why We Need (and Should Want) to Work Together; B. MEASURING THE AEGEAN LANDSCAPE; Gisela WALBERG: Measuring the Aegean Landscape; Daniel J. PULLEN: Site Size, Territory, and Hierarchy: Measuring Levels of Integration and Social Change in Neolithic and Bronze Age Aegean Societies; Richard ROTHAUS, Eduard REINHARDT, Thomas TARTARON and Jay NOLLER: A Geoarchaeological Approach for Understanding Prehistoric Usage of the Coastline of the Eastern Korinthia; Anastasia DAKOURI-HILD, Eleni ANDRIKOU, Vassilis ARAVANTINOS and Elena KOUNTOURI: A GIS in Boeotian Thebes: Taking Measures for Heritage Management, Archaeological Research and Public Outreach; C. MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION; Thomas F. TARTARON: The Characterization of Inorganic Materials in Aegean Prehistory; Pat GETZ-GENTLE, Norman HERZ, Yannis MANIATIS and Kyriaki POLIKRETI: Sourcing the Marble of Early Cycladic Objects:: Tristan CARTER: Problematizing the Analysis of Obsidian in the Aegean and Surrounding Worlds; Zofia A. STOS-GALE and Noel H. GALE: Lead Isotopic and other Isotopic Research in the Aegean; Carole GILLIS, Robin CLAYTON, Ernst PERNICKA and Noel GALE: Tin in the Aegean Bronze Age; Susan Ferrence, Kristalia Melessanaki, Maripaz Mateo, Philip P. Betancourt and Demetrios Anglos: Adaptation of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for the Analysis of Archaeological Artifacts; Philip P. BETANCOURT: Interpreting Ceramic Petrography: The Special Product Model, a New Model for Pottery Distribution in the Early Minoan Period; Evangelia KIRIATZI: Sherds, Fabrics and Clay Sources: Reconstructing the Ceramic Landscapes of Prehistoric Kythera; Vassilis KILIKOGLOU, Evangelia KIRIATZI, Anna PHILIPPA-TOUCHAIS, Gilles TOUCHAIS and Ian WITHBREAD: Pottery Production and Supply at MH Aspis, Argos: The Evidence of Chemical and Petrographic Analyses; D. ARTIFACT-BASED STUDIES; Elizabeth HENDRIX: Some Methods for Revealing Paint on Early Cycladic Figures; Walter MWalter MULLER: Minoan Works of Art -; Thanos PANTAZIS, Andreas G. KARYDAS, Christos DOUMAS, Andreas VLACHOPOULOS, Petros NOMIKOS and Mark DINSMORE: X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of a Gold Ibex and other Artifacts from Akrotiri; Elizabeth B. SHANK and Costas BALAS: The MuSIS 2007 and its Application to the Throne Room Fresco at Knossos; Ann BRYSBAERT: Rotating Angles in Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age. The Technology of Bronze Age Painted Plaster from the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean; Maria C. SHAW: Grids and other Drafting Devices in Minoan and other Aegean Wall Painting. A Comparative Analysis Including Egypt; E. EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND REPLICATION PROJECTS; Elizabeth J.W. BARBER: Archaeology by Experiment and Reproduction; Eva ANDERSSON and Marie-Louise B. NOSCH: With a Little Help from my Friends: Investigating Mycenaean Textiles with Help from Scandinavian Experimental Archaeology; F. ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL ANALYSES; Robert ARNOTT and Elizabeth STUCKEY: Finding the Hydra: The Search for Malaria in the Prehistoric Aegean; Sevi TRIANTAPHYLLOU: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Bronze Age Cemetery Populations from Western and Central Greek Macedonia; Margaret SERPICO: Quantifying Resin Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age; G. ARCHITECTURAL AND CONSTRUCTIONAL STUDIES; Donald PREZIOSI: What Does a Module Mean?; Joseph W. SHAW: Palatial Proportions: A Study of the Relative Proportions between Minoan Palaces and Their Settlements; David Gilman ROMANO: Minoan Surveyors and Town Planning at Gournia; Louise A. HITCHCOCK: Louise A. HITCHCOCK: "And Above Were Costly Stones, Hewn According to Measurement: "; Michael C. NELSON: Leveling Ashlar Walls; H. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES; Maria Emanuela ALBERTI: Weighting and Dying between East and West Weighing Materials from LBA Aegean Funerary Contexts; Karl M. PETRUSO: Quantal Analysis of Some Mycenaean Balance Weights; Lorenz RAHMSTORF: The Identification of Early Helladic Weights and Their Wider Implications; Anna MICHAILIDOU: Measuring Weight and Value in Bronze Age Economies in the Aegean and the Near East: A Discussion on Metal Axes of No Practical Use; I. STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF CERAMICS; Marianna NIKOLAIDOU, Nikos MEROUSIS, Aikaterini PAPANTHIMOU and Angeliki PAPASTERIOU: From Metron to Context in Neolithic/Early Bronze Age Mandalon, Northwestern Greece: The Example of Ceramics; Iris TZACHILI: Quantitative Analysis of the Pottery from the Peak Sanctuary at Vrysinas, Rethymnon; J. MEASURING AND LINEAR A; Dimitri NAKASSIS and Kevin PLUTA: Linear A and Multidimensional Scaling; Massimo PERNA: Ideograms of Vases and Fractions in Linear A Script; K. MEASURING ACROSS SPACE AND TIME; George F. BASS: Carolyn: A Submersible for Underwater Archaeology; Robert LAFFINEUR and Jean-Noel ANSLIJN: Laser Plotting and 3D Reconstruction of Aegaean Archaeological Remains. From the River Meuse to the Aegaean Sea; Benjamin R. FOSTER: The Measure of Ancient Mesopotamia; Malcolm H. WIENER: Time Out: The Current Impasse in Bronze Age Archaeological Dating; L. POSTERS; Paolo BELLI: On Measuring Tholoi in the Aegean Bronze Age; Andrew BEVAN and Doniert EVELY: The Andrew BEVAN and Doniert EVELY: The "Stone Vessels of the Bronze Age Aegean"; Giuliana BIANCO: Two Different Building Modules of Measurement at Kommos - A Neopalatial Module in Building T and a Postpalatial Module in Building P; Janice L. CROWLEY: IconA: Classification and Database for Aegean Glyptic; Cesare D'ANNIBALE and Dan LONG: Replicating Bronze Age Obsidian Blade Manufacture: Towards an Assessment of the Scale of Production during the Minoan Period; Karen Polinger FOSTER and Max BICHLER: Theran Pumice from Egyptian Graves?; Bernice JONES: Veils and Mantles: An Investigation of the Construction and Function of the Costumes of the Veiled Dancer from Thera and the Camp Stool Banqueter from Knossos; Walther KAMM: The Nippur-measuring-rod and its Reference to the Linear-Measure Used during the Aegean Bronze Age; Athanasia KRAHTOPOULOU: Geomorphic Processes and the Creation of the Modern Archaeological Record of Northern Pieria, Macedonia, Greece; Robert LAFFINEUR: Automatic Profile Drawing of Sherds and Vases at the University of Liege; Abby LILLETHUN: The Recreation of Aegean Cloth and Clothing; Severine LIVIN: An Advanced Skill in Hydraulic Engineering at Knossos?; Walter MULLER: Precision Measurements of Minoan and Mycenaean Gold Rings with Ultrasound; Steven SOETENS, Apostolos SARRIS, Klaas VANSTEENHUYSE and Sofia TOPOUZI: GIS Variations on a Cretan Theme: Minoan Peak Sanctuaries; Gisela WALBERG and John HANCOCK: Digital Midea: An Interactive Computer Model of a Mycenaean Citadel; John G. YOUNGER: Calculating Vessel Volumes; M. ABSTRACTS; Stelios ANDREOU, Sarantis DIMITRIADIS, Vassilis KILIKOGLOU, Evangelia KIRIATZI, Kostas KOTSAKIS and Alexandra TSOLAKIDOU: Measuring Demand and Supply of Mycenaean and Protogeometric Style Pottery in Late Bronze Age Macedonia with Special Reference to Thessaloniki Toumba; Andrew BEVAN: Exploring Kythera: Island Dynamics and GIS; Keri A. BROWN, Christine FLAHERTY, John PRAG and Terence A. BROWN: Families, Faces and Ancient DNA at Mycenae; James CONOLLY: Quantitative Analysis of Aegean Survey Data: A Case Study from Kythera; Charles FREDERICK, Athanasia KRAHTOPOULOU and Maria KOUSOULAKOU: Polycyclic Terracing: The View from Kythera; Thea A. POLITIS, Meg H. ABRAHAM and J. Peter NORTHOVER: PIXE, Gold, and Granulation: Potential Applications for Measuring Social and Technological Interaction in the Aegean Bronze Age; Sven VAN LOKEREN: Metallurgical Technologies and Production Organisation on LBA Kythera; N. CLOSING ADDRESS; Paul REHAK and John G. YOUNGER: Concluding Remarks.
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