Domestic Wooden Artefacts
In Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times
Caroline Earwood is a freelance archaeologist specialising in woodwork technology.
Acknowledgements List of illustrations Introduction Chapter 1. Distribution, deposition and dating Chapter 2. Stylistic and technical evolution: prehistory Chapter 3. Typological development in the first millennium AD Chapter 4. Wooden textile tools Chapter 5. Carving and bentwood techniques Chapter 6. Cooperage Chapter 7. Turning and woodworking tools Chapter 8. Organisation of production Chapter 9. Cultural influences on style and decoration Chapter 10. Progression, regression and archaism Bibliography Catalogue of domestic wooden artefacts: Britain and Ireland Index
... a book which should most certainly be on the shelves of every museum and university library and should be one of the starting points for anyone proposing to study domestic wares and traditional crafts. The book makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of this relatively neglected field.
This is a fascinating book which has implications far beyond woodworking itself into the structure of the society that produces the woodworking.
The book will become a standard of reference for wooden artefacts in western Europe.
Size: 240 x 172 mm
Publication: September 1, 1993