CARUSO Laura Lihue
Textiles, basketry and cordage from the Early Neolithic settlement of La Marmotta, Lazio
MINEO, MARIO; MAZZUCCO, NICCOLÒ; ROTTOLI, MAURO; REMOLINS, GERARD; CARUSO-FERME, LAURA; GIBAJA, JUAN F.
Antiquity Publications Ltd.
Lugar: Durham; Año: 2023 p. 1 - 17
Archaeological investigation of Circum-Alpine lake, or pile, dwellings has afforded unprecedented insight into Neolithic and Bronze Age societies. The discovery in 1989 of a submerged settlement near Rome added an early (eighth millennium BP) geographical outlier to this distribution. Two decades of excavation at La Marmotta have identified more than a dozen dwellings and an enormous assemblage of organic remains. Here, the authors present an overview of the textiles, basketry and cordage recovered, and the tools used to manufacture them. The assemblage paints a more complete picture of the technological expertise of Neolithic societies and their ability to exploit and process plant materials to produce a wide range of crafts.