- Leervondsten uit Midlaren: import of eigen fabricaat?
- Book title
- Opgravingen bij Midlaren: 5000 jaar wonen tussen Hondsrug en Hunzedal. - Dl. 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Eelde [etc.]: Barkhuis [etc.]
- Groningen archaeological studies
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)
Leather finds from Midlaren: imported or local products?
A few scraps of leather were present in two wells and one of the graves. A single cowhide offcut is suggestive of the presence of a leatherworker in the settlement, but the remaining fragments of goatskin are uninformative. Since vegetable tanning does not appear in northern Europe till after the 8th century, the survival of leather in wells dating to the early 5th and the 7th century poses a problem: a form of natural tannage may be considered, but in the case of the offcut from a well constructed after c. AD 394, import of hides from Roman sources remains a possibility. In addition, small fragments of what was probably a leather bag or large purse were preserved by metal corrosion in grave no. 3. This contained a bronze arm ring and a string of glass and amber beads, all wrapped in textile.
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