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The ecology of exchange: Textiles from Shahr -i Sokhta, eastern Iran


1999 1999

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Abstract (summary)

The aim of this dissertation is to put textile and fiber analysis into the mainstream of archaeological materials analysis. This study illustrates the broad array of findings which can be derived from precise identification of fibers from well-provenienced archaeological textiles.

The material here studied is a corpus of textile fragments from Shahr-i Sokhta, an important site in eastern Iran which was occupied from the end of the fourth to the beginning of the second millennium BC. This group of textile fragments constitutes one of the most important in the world, as they chronicle the early development of the woolly fleece of sheep.

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Subject
Archaeology
Classification
0324: Archaeology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Exchange; Fiber analysis; Iran; Shahr-i Sokhta; Textiles
Title
The ecology of exchange: Textiles from Shahr -i Sokhta, eastern Iran
Author
Good, Irene Lee
Number of pages
826
Publication year
1999
Degree date
1999
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 60/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599558922, 059955892X
Advisor
Possehl, Gregory L.
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9953538
ProQuest document ID
304517947
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304517947
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