ARCHAEOLOGICAL TEXTILE RESEARCH AND THE DONGSON TEXTILE PROJECT – TAASA Review December 2016
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This article was originally found in the December 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 16).
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Judith Cameron R esearch into textiles is currently undertaken within a range of academic disciplines, including anthropology, art history, museology, phonology and archaeology with each discipline employing very different theoretical perspectives and methodologies.
The methodology chosen by researchers is not only contingent on their respective backgrounds but also on the available data. Map showing location of the Dong Xa site, northern Vietnam In southern Europe where extant finds are rare, for example, the historical-philological tradition is the dominant approach because of the wide range of written sources.
There, most studies emphasise the social position of textile crafts-persons...