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YARNSCAPE: Ecological Economies of Ancient Textiles

Project description

Ancient fibre production and economic evolution

More than 10 000 years ago, human communities started to function differently. The impact of cloth on long-term economy and the environment has too often been side-lined as ephemeral. The EU-funded YARNSCAPE project will investigate the link between textiles and the emergence and expansion of early complex societies. It will focus on data from the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia in the 4th and 3rd millennium BCE. It will also test innovative methods against an in-depth study of primary data from a field site on the Milesian Peninsula in Turkey. Overall, the project will develop a robust, cutting-edge toolkit and a set of theoretical approaches to ancient fibre production and their economies.


Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Plaça Rovellat S/n
43003 Tarragona

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00