Friday, June 01, 2007

Lost in PreHistory 

You might ask, dear readers -- what has this woman been doing instead of blogging?

Hmmm. I've been lost in a book Women's Work, The First 20,000 Years -- Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. ISBN0 393 31348 4

A fascinating look at Neolithic, Palaeolithic, etc. textile history. Makes the archaelogical finds come to life. No, not some fictionalized fantasyland, but pretty solid gathering of available sources and making them available for understanding by the average reader.

I had bits of this history under my belt from other sources, but this is a great overview. Highly recommended.


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