It is our pleasure to announce that volume LVI of the “Światowit” journal has been published!
The present volume of the “Światowit” journal, edited by Agata Ulanowska and Małgorzata Siennicka, discusses topics examined so far in two separate fascicles devoted to Mediterranean archaeology, and prehistory, protohistory and archaeology of Poland. The papers collected in this monographic volume examine developments in textile production in the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age Europe and the Mediterranean by tracing traditional and innovative elements in textile technology. The issue comprises eleven original contributions that resulted from the session ‘Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean’, organised in 2016 by both editors during the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius. The papers discuss available archaeological evidence of textiles, textile imprints, textile tools and textile iconography, as well as botanical and faunal remains related to textile manufacture and dyeing. The papers examine the types of social relations and cultural and economic processes which may have enhanced developments in textile technology, cross-cultural transmission of textile knowledge and skills, and distribution of raw materials and textiles.
A. Ulanowska & M. Siennicka