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Experimenting with textile tools at the Fitch Lab

A database of c. 10 000 loom weights and spindle whorls from across the north Mediterranean can bring much knowledge, as well as new questions about ancient cloth manufacture. This is some of the data our team at the ERC project PROCON have collected over the past five years in order to study textile production in Mediterranean Europe between c. 1000–500 BC.