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Archaeological textiles from the Niah Caves

Cameron, Judith

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Derived from the Latin verb textere (to weave) the term 'archaeological textiles' is used in this chapter in the generic sense for the range of worked fibre artefacts- basketry, matting and textiles-recovered from the Niah caves between 1957 and 2004. The Harrissons publishes brief descriptions of the archaeological textiles that they found during their excavations in the 1950s and 1960s (B. Harrison 1958a, 1967; T. Harrisson 1958a, 1965a, 1975) but the material and structural composition of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCameron, Judith
dc.contributor.editorGraeme Barker
dc.contributor.editorLucy Farr
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:51:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:51:21Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781902937601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/217749
dc.description.abstractDerived from the Latin verb textere (to weave) the term 'archaeological textiles' is used in this chapter in the generic sense for the range of worked fibre artefacts- basketry, matting and textiles-recovered from the Niah caves between 1957 and 2004. The Harrissons publishes brief descriptions of the archaeological textiles that they found during their excavations in the 1950s and 1960s (B. Harrison 1958a, 1967; T. Harrisson 1958a, 1965a, 1975) but the material and structural composition of the fragments were not systematically investigated. The finds, stored in the Sarawak museum, were augmented in 1989 by some finely woven fragments recovered by Lord Medway (now Earl of Cranbrook) and this author from one of the in situ burials ion the West Mouth cemetery and worked fibres were also covered in the NCP excavations of 2002 and 2004. The combined assemblage is highly significant as it includes the earliest provenanced archaeological textiles found thus far in island South East Asia
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMcDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
dc.relation.ispartofArchaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak Vol 2
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleArchaeological textiles from the Niah Caves
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor120502 - History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5583012xPUB15
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCameron, Judith, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:51:04Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCambridge
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