Fragmenter af et håndværk - Tekstilhåndværkets synlige og usynlige rum i førromersk og ældre romersk jernalder

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Textile tools from the Pre-Roman and Early Roman Iron Ages in Denmark have
never been subject to much archaeological scrutiny, resulting in the conception
of these objects as almost non-existent. They do exist, however, even though
they are rather humble and fragmented, and thus very easily fall into the infamous
archaeological category
of ‘miscellaneous’ objects. In our master thesis,
we recorded and analysed these vaguely defined artefacts – with focus on spindle
whorls and loom weights – from said periods in Jutland. By analysing the
textile chaîne opèratoire and conducting an experimental archaeological study,
we have been able to integrate the tools in a conceptual framework stretching
across manufacture and function, which has widened our understanding of textile
craft and processes in the Early Iron Age. In our presentation,
we will focus on
spindle whorls and loom weights from southern Denmark, which will be viewed
in relation to textiles from the so-called ‘Haraldskær group’ with emphasis on
tradition, motor skills, the choices of spin direction and communities of practice.
Conclusively, we present the textile craft of southern Denmark in a broader perspective
by including the investigated material from all of Jutland, highlighting
the differences and similarities in both visible and invisible aspects of textile craft
throughout Jutland.
Periode7 feb. 20208 feb. 2020
BegivenhedstitelArkæologi i Slesvig - Archäologie in Schleswig
PlaceringFlensborg, TysklandVis på kort