Weaving Identity: Cultural Belonging and Cultural Change, 1600-1100 BC in Southern Scandinavia and Northern Germany
2008 (English)In: Lund Archaeological Review, ISSN 1701-2189, Vol. 13-14, 5-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article considers technical, cultural and gender-related aspects of textile production in southern Scandinavia and northern Germany during the Middle Bronze Age. Specifically, female networks and weaving technology are discussed through the different combinations of s- and y- spun thread. It is argued that textile technology is a cultural phenomenon that was spread through female interaction. These lines of communication and interaction shift over time, but at a rate that is demonstrably different from other changes in the society as seen on e.g. bronze objects that are more likely to be a result of male interactions and exchange networks. The study as a whole demonstrates that the textile evidence is a rich and informative source for Middle Bronze Age society, providing a key to understanding female identity and cultural change
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 13-14, 5-17 p.
textil, genus, bronsåldern
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17170OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17170DiVA: diva2:183690