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Within the current range of archaeological periodicals dedicated to specific regions, periods or specialties, Archéopages proposes a new editorial approach based on archaeology’s ability to bring fresh insights into the ways humans live together. Archéopages examines a theme, which are followed by an exchange of views between an archaeologist and a researcher from another discipline and summarises a research programme or critically presents new archaeological methods and techniques. The journal also gives ample coverage to new discoveries.

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49 | 2023

Fragments de textile de coton imprimé provenant probablement d’un mouchoir de cou, fabriqué dans les environs de Rouen et très en vogue en 1793, découvert en lien avec un squelette féminin d’un des charniers de la bataille du Mans
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Credits: Études É. Cabot, Inrap et V. Gendron, DRAC Bretagne

From the rearing of animals and the cultivation of plants, societies have also extracted materials (yarns, fibres, leathers, dyes, etc.) for the manufacture of clothing and accessories (lace, buttons, hooks, laces, etc.). A whole production chain is organised into various specialised trades, generating techniques, tools, industry and commerce. The articles cover the stages in the production of clothing, whether made from plant or animal materials, natural or coloured, simple or sophisticated: the manufacture of raw materials (spinning, weaving, tanning, extraction, etc.), their transformation (softening, dyeing, cutting, etc.), their assembly and finishing (sewing, embroidery, etc.). Particular attention is paid to tools and installations; the organisation of work (individual/collective, domestic/workshop, separation or grouping of various tasks); and the scale and volume of production (domestic use/broadcasting circuit). Finally, these questions lead us to highlight the geographical, historical and social particularities of the manufacture of clothing and its accessories, or to reflect on them. A CORRIGER

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