Publication Date

4-15-2018

Advisor(s)

Kate Birney

Major

Archaeology, College of Letters

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

This thesis aims to gain a better understanding of the functionality of the warp weighted loom through an experimental reconstruction of the partially preserved loom found at the Farm Beneath the Sand (Gården Under Sandet or GUS) in the Western Settlement of Norse Greenland. Using differing loomweights and yarn, I have produced cloth representative of both Norse Greenland and Ancient Greece. The experience of weaving on the warp weighted loom has informed an analysis of the folklore of both cultures. The end of this project will explore the connection between weaving, war, and fate in both Norse and Ancient Greek mythology.

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