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STARE GMAJNE PILE-DWELLING SETTLEMENT AND ITS ERA
Gojka PAJAGIČ BREGAR, Anton VELUŠČEK, Tjaša TOLAR, Matija STRLIČ, Vili BUKOŠEK, Jana KOLAR & Igor RAVBAR
15. Analysis and conservation of the Ljubljansko barje yarn
Remains of yarn from the Eneolithic pile-dwelling settlement Stare gmajne near Verd indicate that it was probably spun of fibre, which can be found in fruits and stems of plants from the family of grasses (Poaceae).
Textile or yarn finds are rare in Slovenia; consequently, we do not have much experience with working with such material and therefore the collaboration with natural sciences becomes vital. Findings of analysis form a base for further arrangements for preserving the artefact, regardless of whether the artefact is conserved.
The question of transportation of such a sensitive artefact to a museum and its protection while in storage, is emphasised. Besides permanent monitoring of relative humidity, temperature and light, the artefact also needs to be protected from soiling.
Keywords: yarn, examination, conservation, storage, Stare gmajne, Eneolithic
2009, (Opera Instituti Archaeologici Sloveniae, 16), 366 pages, 258 b-w drawings, photos, tables, graphs and maps, 45 plates, 3 appendices, 20 x 29 cm, hardcover, ISBN 978-961-254-111-8.