Ancient burial shroud made of surprising materials
Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Admin0
This discovery, announced…in the journal Scientific Reports, casts a new light on the textile trade in Bronze Age Europe, said study researcher Ulla Mannering, an archaeologist at the University of Copenhagen.
“Since the Stone Age, they had very well-developed agriculture and technology for producing linen textiles,” Mannering told LiveScience. “So it’s really unusual that a society which has established agriculture would also take in material from things that are not of the normal standardized agricultural production” — in other words, wild plants.
Story: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience | Photo: National Museum of Denmark