30,000 Years Old Wild Flax Fibers - Testimony for Fabricating Prehistoric Linen

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dc.contributor.author Bar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.contributor.author Matskevich, Zinovi
dc.contributor.author Kvavadze, Eliso
dc.contributor.author Belfer-Cohen, Anna
dc.contributor.author Boaretto, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.author Jakeli, Nino
dc.contributor.author Meshveliani, Tengiz
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-07T19:38:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kvavadze, Eliso, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Elisabetta Boaretto, Nino Jakeli, Zinovi Matskevich, and Tengiz Meshveliani. 2009. 30,000 Years old wild flax fibers - Testimony for fabricating prehistoric linen. Science 325(5946): 1359. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4270521
dc.description.abstract A unique finding of wild flax fibers from a series of Upper Paleolithic layers at Dzudzuana Cave, located in the foothills of the Caucasus, Georgia, indicates that prehistoric hunter-gatherers were making cords for hafting stone tools, weaving baskets, or sewing garments. Radiocarbon dates demonstrate that the cave was inhabited intermittently during several periods dated to 32 to 26 thousand years before the present (kyr B.P.), 23 to 19 kyr B.P., and 13 to 11 kyr B.P. Spun, dyed, and knotted flax fibers are common. Apparently, climatic fluctuations recorded in the cave’s deposits did not affect the growth of the plants because a certain level of humidity was sustained. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Anthropology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1126/science.1175404 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title 30,000 Years Old Wild Flax Fibers - Testimony for Fabricating Prehistoric Linen en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Science en_US
dash.depositing.author Bar-Yosef, Ofer
dc.date.available 2010-07-07T19:38:25Z

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