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Slightly dry writing, but I wanted to know more aobut these mummies of European origin that were found in China. Fascinating story, the facts seem right.Published 8 months ago by M. Pelland
Love this ... not only great research and information, but a narrative that is interesting and pulls one forward through the book.Published 16 months ago by L. Dusseault
Fascinating reading. In another lifetime I surely will be an anthropologist and be researching things like this. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Frances J Nelson
This is a good book to start with if you want some basic knowledge of 'European' peoples in East Central Asia, but for me it is more about textiles and the like than any really... Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by T. S. C.
Having been intrigued with archaeology and having a love affair with textiles for many years, I found this book to be very interesting on both levels. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Spikola
I am self taught in Hebrew and have raised Icelandic Sheep, spun and spindled .. I was interested to compare 1."cloth now and then" excellent report .. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Noche
I am not an expert in textiles, so I can't verify this information and it IS an 11 year old book at this time, maybe more information has come to light, but I sure enjoyed the... Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by Rowan
Okay, not a novel: this is an investigation into the facts. The facts are thousands of years old. The detective work is brand new. Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by W. Vouk
Elizabeth Wayland Barber's book on the well-preserved mummies of Urumchi offers intriguing explanations of what an important role textiles can play in archaeology. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Filiz