Category Archives: archaeology

Here are a few things for the German readers among you – with one bonus English article, so I’ll start with that one: A woman from a medieval monastery close to Paderborn has been identified as a scribe through blue … Continue reading

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Here’s a short article about the earliest plant fibre technology: Splicing (not spinning). One of the many techniques that I still haven’t found time to get into deeply. It’s on my list, though. Very much. If you’re interested in embroideries, … Continue reading

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One of the recurring questions about my spindle sticks, especially from modern spinners, is “Why don’t they have a hook?” followed by “why don’t they have a notch?” and “how do you fix the yarn without hook or notch?” Finds … Continue reading

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It’s time to throw some unsorted links at you again. Most of the stuff is in German – sorry for those of you who don’t read it, but they are just too interesting to pass them up. Anke Domaske is … Continue reading

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If you’re interested in old textiles, you might have caught the thing with the Viking tablet-woven band that, according to Annika Larsson, spells “Allah”. The Guardian and Heritage Daily, among other places, covered this “staggering” find. Then up sprang the … Continue reading

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If you’re a numbers person (as in somebody who easily remembers numbers, lucky you) and a textile archaeology nerd in addition to that, the two numbers in the blog title might ring a bell for you. If not, let me … Continue reading

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You might have read about that Viking warrior found in a grave in Birka, Sweden, who was a woman according to DNA tests. The original article, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, is open-access, so you can go … Continue reading

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