publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

The interaction of distant technologies: bridging Central Europe using a techno-typological comparison of spindle whorls

Ana Grabundžija; Helmut Schlichtherle; Urs Leuzinger; Wolfram Schier; Sabine Karg;
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  • Published: 23 Feb 2021
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The study of prehistoric textile production requires the excavation of sites with exceptional organic preservation. Here, the authors focus on thread production using evidence from two fourth-millennium BC pre-Alpine wetland sites: Arbon-Bleiche 3 in Switzerland and Bad Buchau-Torwiesen II in southern Germany. A comparison of the spindle whorls from these two settlements with a contemporaneous East-central European dataset suggests that multiple culture-historical groups with distinct technological signatures inhabited Neolithic Central Europe. Furthermore, the spatial distribution of conical spindle whorls within the pre-Alpine settlements suggests the immigrat...
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free text keywords: Central Europe, Boleráz/Baden, Horgen Culture, spindle whorls, textile technology, Central Europe, Boleráz/Baden, Horgen Culture, spindle whorls, textile technology, 900 Geschichte und Geografie::930 Geschichte des Altertums (bis ca. 499), Archäologie::936 Geschichte Europas nördlich und westlich von Italien bis ca. 499, Archaeology, General Arts and Humanities, ddc:930, ddc:900, ddc:936
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