Bronze age textile fragments

Very exciting evidence from excavations at Must Farm, near Peterborough:

During the 2006 evaluation of the site we discovered several pieces including one particularly large fragment that had been folded. After these were examined by specialists it emerged that they were made from plant fibres, most likely from lime trees. This was especially surprising as there is a fairly common assumption that most archaeological textiles would have been made using animal fibres, such as wool.

for more info about this and  additional textile finds go to

http://www.mustfarm.com/progress/site-diary-6-textiles/

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