Archaeological Textiles from a Medieval Cog Found in Estonia

Riina Rammo*

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Abstract

Remains of a relatively well-preserved cog from the beginning of the 14th century were discovered in 2015 at a building site in Tallinn Kadriorg, Estonia. Due to favourable preservation conditions, items and remnants of organic origin were found, including, among other things, textiles, mats, and cordage. The majority of the textile finds are from packing trade goods and the ship itself (for example, cordage and mats), but also fragments related to clothing. The main focus of this preliminary study is a functional analysis of the finds and an attempt to relate the textiles and cordage with different human activities. The methodological basis for the analysis is a technical description of finds and fibre identification to gain information about the properties and the initial function of the items.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARCHAEOLOGICAL TEXTILES - LINKS BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT, NESAT XIII
EditorsM Bravermanova, H Brezinova, J MalcolmDavies
PublisherTECHNICAL UNIV LIBEREC, FAC TEXTILE ENGINEERING
Pages159-165
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-80-7494-397-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventTriannual North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles - Liberec, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 May 201726 May 2017
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferenceTriannual North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles
Abbreviated titleNESAT
CountryCzech Republic
CityLiberec
Period23/05/201726/05/2017

Keywords

  • cordage
  • rigging
  • packing
  • textiles
  • cog

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