Neolithic Textile Production Artifacts at Bronocice


  • Marie-Lorraine Pipes Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Janusz Kruk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Sarunas Milisauskas Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo



Neolithic, Funnel Beaker, textile and fiber production, Bronocice


The first evidence for fiber and textile production appeared around 5500 BC with the advent of Linear Pottery culture in southeastern Poland. By the fourth millennium BC, agricultural societies were well established and becoming increasingly sophisticated. Around 3700 BC the settlement of Bronocice began to develop economically, politically and technologically. From that time until the settlement collapsed around 2900 BC fiber and cloth production increased in scale. Unfortunately, there are few traces of textiles and no artistic representations exist of clothes worn by people living at the site. Instead, the proof lies in sheep skeletal remains, bone tools and clay artifacts.


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Pipes, M.-L., Kruk , J., & Milisauskas, S. (2018). Neolithic Textile Production Artifacts at Bronocice . Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, 70, 87–118.