- MA in Archaeology
- MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia
- MA in Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East
- MA in Artefact Studies
- MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology
- MA in Cultural Heritage Studies
- MA in Egyptian Archaeology
- MA in Managing Archaeological Sites
- MA in Mediterranean Archaeology
- MA in Museum Studies
- MA in Principles of Conservation
- MA in Public Archaeology
- MA in Research Methods for Archaeology
- MA in Urban Archaeology
- MSc in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
- MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
- MSc in Environmental Archaeology
- MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology
- MSc in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology
- MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials
- MSc in Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and Complexity
Miss Lisa Daniel
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
+44 (0)20 7679 749
The course aims to provide students with the fundamental understanding of textile technology and production. This includes an introduction to textile preservation conditions in diverse archaeological contexts and basics of textile conservation; an overview of raw materials and their various properties; basics of technological processes involved in the chaîne opératoire of textile production, including raw material procurement and preparation, spinning, weaving, finishing and dyeing; critical assessment of traditional and novel analytical methods used in textile studies; understanding of textile tools; consideration of economic, social and gender aspects of textile use and production. Specific examples of archaeological material from various cultures will be used to illustrate the topics addressed in class, with a particular focus on Europe and the Near East.
This module will introduce students to a wide range of techniques and approaches used in textile studies. More specifically the module aims:
- To introduce students to the technology of textile production focusing on archaeological examples from European and Near Eastern sites.
- To provide an overview of the various methods available for archaeological textile studies and the data they may provide.
- To explore economic, social and gender aspects of textile production, use and trade.
On successful completion of the module students should be able to have developed:
- critical evaluation skills
- observation skills and basic understanding of textile analysis
- oral presentation skills
- and demonstrated application of acquired knowledge and critical thinking through a presentation in a seminar, an essay and a practical project.
The course will include lectures and seminars. Lectures will cover the first half of the term. In the second half of the term, students will be asked to present their practical projects in a seminar format. Voluntary practicals, tutorials and gallery visits may be arranged depending on numbers and individual student needs.
- Code: ARCLG223
- Credits: 15
- Coordinator: Margarita Gleba
- Prerequisite: This course does not have a prerequisite
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- Not running in 2015-16