Traceological analyses applied to textile implements: an assessment of the method through the case study of the 1st millennium BC ceramic tools in central Italy
Origini: Preistoria e protostoria delle civiltà antiche - Prehistory and protohistory of ancient civilizations
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Forte, V., & Lemorini, C. (2018). Traceological analyses applied to textile implements: an assessment of the method through the case study of the 1st millennium BC ceramic tools in central Italy. In Frangipane, M. Gangemi Editore, Origini: Preistoria e protostoria delle civiltà antiche - Prehistory and protohistory of ancient civilizations. [Book chapter]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.25878
This contribution focuses on the application of traceological analysis on ceramic textile tools. Traceological analysis has been rarely applied to the study of these specific kinds of artefacts. For this reason a dedicated reference collection needs to be built for a proper understanding of the development of both technological and use traces, on apparently simple artefacts that, nevertheless, are related to very specific gestures highly constrained by cultural background. Our experimental framework is based on the textile tools made of ceramic coming from the cemeteries of Cerveteri, Vulci, Narce and Falerii (Central Italy). The traces analysis of archaeological and experimental ceramic textile tools allowed to define various steps of tools production including modelling and surface treatment techniques. Moreover, this investigation allowed to define the technological-related wear and distinguish them from use traces and post-depositional alterations.
Textile, Textile tools, Use wear, Experimental archaeology, ceramic
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.25878