Los textiles elaborados con cuentas perforadas de Montelirio [the Montelirio beaded textiles]

Diaz-Guardamino Uribe, M., Wheatley, D. W., Williams, E. and Garrido Cordero, J. (2016) Los textiles elaborados con cuentas perforadas de Montelirio [the Montelirio beaded textiles]. In: Fernandez Florez, F., Garcia Sanjuan, L. and Diaz-Zorita Bonilla, M., eds. Montelirio: Un gran monumento megalitico de la Edad del Cobre. Sevilla: Junta de Andalucia. ISBN 9788499592367

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Abstract

This chapter provides a general characterization of the garments with beads documented in the Montelirio tholos, including considerations of their manufacture and use in mortuary practices.

Firstly, the contexts in which the beads were found, the position and distribution of the latter, also in association with specific individuals, are described with attention to the post-depositional processes that affected the formation of the archaeological deposits.

Secondly, the techniques of bead manufacture and assemblage deployed to create elaborate garments, as well as the characteristics of the latter, are examined in light of the evidence provided by the beads, their location, and distribution.

The chapter concludes with some preliminary thoughts on the social dimension of the manufacture of such elaborate garments with beads, which most probably required organized craftsmanship, and their use in the mortuary practices developed in the Montelirio tholos.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion > BL0660 History and principles of religions > BL1000 Asian. Oriental > BL1100 Hinduism > BL1109.2 Antiquities. Archaeology. Inscriptions
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Ellie Williams
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 13:53
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:53
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16581

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