Fibres (pdf)

by 
Antoinette Rast-Eicher
Price 
7 777 Ft
Price
ISBN 
978 963 9911 78 9
Published 
2016

Archaeolingua Series Maior 36

Budapest, Archaeolingua, 2016
359 oldal, fekete-fehér illusztrációkkal | 359 pages with grayscale images

ISBN 978 963 9911 78 9

Table of Contents

Description

Fibres used in the manufacture of archaeological textiles are full of information. Unfolded microscopically, analysis of such textiles and furs has become an important field of archaeological study. Fibre type and even fibre processing may become visible. Scanning electron microscopy has made analysis of metal-replaced and charred finds possible, something that was not determinable by light microscopy. Examination under the SEM has enabled a new world to become visible and is so presented in this book. A variety of archaeological examples and their modern day counterparts are assembled as well as a chapter devoted to the historical background of each fibre and its use in Europe.