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
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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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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Kuzmin, Y. V., Keally, C. T., Jull, A. J. T., Burr, G. S., & Klyuev, N. A. (2012). The earliest surviving textiles in East Asia from Chertovy Vorota Cave, Primorye Province, Russian Far East. Antiquity, 86(332), 325-337.