Bronze Age cloth research is top journal article

8 January 2013

Male and female figures wearing pattered and textured clothing on a sarcophagus from Agia Triada, Crete (© Susanna Harris)

Research undertaken by Susanna Harris while a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Archaeology is currently one of the top articles in the European Journal of Archaeology.

Susanna's article entitled 'From the Parochial to the Universal: Comparing Cloth Cultures in the Bronze Age', written during her British Academy-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute is one of the most popular EJA articles with subscribers and is deemed to best represent the scope of the journal.

Susanna undertook her postdoctoral research at the Institute from 2008-11 examining the evidence for the cloth cultures of Western Europe from the Mesolithic to Bronze Age (c.8500-1200 BC), describing her time at the Institute as 'a great learning experience and a very stimulating work environment'.

Susanna is currently completing a Marie Curie CoFund Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Freie Universität, Berlin and will return to the Institute later in the Spring to undertake research on the 5-year ERC-funded project, to be led by Margarita Gleba, on 'Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500 BCE (PROCON)'.

Update (September 2013)