The earliest surviving textiles in East Asia from Chertovy Vorota Cave, Primorye Province, Russian Far East

Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Charles T. Keally, A. J.Timothy Jull, George S. Burr, Nikolai A. Klyuev

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Abstract

Carbonised textiles were found in a burnt down building inside a cave 30km from the far eastern coast of Russia. The textiles were made from untwisted or hand-twisted blades of sedge grass to form ropes, nets and woven mats. Dated by AMS to c. 9400-8400 cal BP these are the earliest textiles so far known from East Asia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-337
Number of pages13
JournalAntiquity
Volume86
Issue number332
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • AMS
  • China
  • Early Neolithic
  • East Asia
  • Japan
  • Radiocarbon
  • Russia
  • Tenth-ninth millennia cal BP
  • Textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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