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- DescriptionProvides information on the origins and early development of textiles in Europe and the Near East. Using linguistic techniques, along with methods from palaeobiology and other fields, this book shows that spinning and pattern weaving began far earlier than has been supposed. It tells how it was more culturally significant to prehistoric cultures.
- Author BiographyE.J.W. Barber is Professor of Linguistics and Archaeology at Occidental College and is a handweaver. Prehistoric Textiles won the Millia Davenport Publication Award of the Costume Society of America.
- PrizesWinner of James Henry Breasted Prize of the American Historical Association 1993 (United States) and Davenport Publication Award 1992 (United States).
- Author(s)E. J. W. Barber
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication14/12/1992
- GenreTechnology: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note4 color plates, 217 b&w illustrations, 4 maps
- Weight907 g
- Width191 mm
- Height241 mm
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