Sabatini - The Prehistoric Society

Textile use and production concern between Bronze Age and Iron Age in the Italian
Serena Sabatini, University of Gothenburg
As far as the study of textile use and production is concerned, we have an interesting
difference between Northern and southern Europe. In northern Europe, the remarkable
information we have are almost exclusively related to burial contexts, in southern Europe
relevant data (eventual textile fragments and textile tools) come from graves, settlements
and iconographical representations on various means. At a closer look those data are not
only variegated and complex, but often with slightly different chronologies. This paper aims
at providing a broad picture of textile use and production from central/northern Italy
through a comparative discourse between evidences from the local Bronze and early Iron