Textile studies

In archaeology

Textiles are “real” archaeological objects and, as such, are likely to provide several pieces of information depending on their context of discovery and should be treated like any other artifact. After their discovery in archaeological excavations/boreholes, it is necessary to have them studied by archaeologists specialised in textiles.

The study of archaeological textiles is part of a multi-disciplinary approach that can provide information on:

  • manufacturing processes (materials, dyes, stitching, decorations, etc.)
  • the history of clothing
  • the history of technics
  • the daily life of societies past
  • funerary practices
  • the history of commercial
  • industrial history