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Rare evidence of 5,000-year-old fabric discovered in Orkney

June 8, 2020 - General

Evidence of woven textile from 5,000 years ago has been found for only the second time in Scotland. The piece of Neolithic fabric has not survived, but archaeologists did find the impression it left on the wet clay of a pot millennia ago.

Cord impression with textile to the right [Credit: UHI Archaeology Institute]

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The discovery was made by archaeologists examining markings on…

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