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Towards the identification of dyestuffs in Early Iron Age Scandinavian peat bog textiles

Vanden Berghe, I; Gleba, M; Mannering, U; (2009) Towards the identification of dyestuffs in Early Iron Age Scandinavian peat bog textiles. J ARCHAEOL SCI , 36 (9) 1910 - 1921. 10.1016/j.jas.2009.04.019.

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Abstract

A large systematic dye investigation of prehistoric Danish and Norwegian bog textiles was carried out using high performance liquid chromatography with photo diode array detection. After the selection of the most suitable protocol for dye extraction and HPLC analysis for this specific group of archaeological samples, the second part included the characterisation of the dyes detected in the whole series of the Early Iron Age textiles and the interpretation of the dyeing technology. Natural organic dyes were found from the three main categories of natural dyes, hence throwing new light on the use of biological dye sources in Early Iron Age Scandinavia. The results clearly indicate that most Scandinavian peat bog textiles originally were dyed and that already during the 1st millennium BC, the populations in Scandinavia were familiar with the dyeing technology. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Towards the identification of dyestuffs in Early Iron Age Scandinavian peat bog textiles
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.04.019
Keywords: Natural organic dyes, Dye extraction, High performance liquid chromatography, Archaeological textiles, Scandinavia, Early Iron Age, NATURAL DYES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/142448
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