Illustrated in b/w with 16 figures and 18 plates. A detailed report on the objects defined as 'loom weights', as well as related objects, from the Bronze Age site of Tell Taannek in Palestine. These are placed within the broader context of textile production in the Near East.
Glenda Friend is a United States Information Agency Junior Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate at Baltimore Hebrew University
A Note from the Editor Acknowledgments Introduction Preliminary Remarks The Development of the Loom The Technology of the Warp-Weighted Loom Are These Loom Weights? Pattern Weaving Tools and Spinning Whorls Production Estimations Based on Loom Weights Loom Weight Typology Analysis of Textile Production at Tell Taaneek Conclusion Catalogue of the Loom Weights and Related Objects The Arrangement of the Catalogue Loom Weights The Early Bronze Age Nos. 1-3 The Middle Bronze Age Nos. 4-24 Nos. 25-28 from Field SW 2-8, Locus 121 Nos. 29-32 from Field SW 7-7, Locus 124 Nos. 33-80 The Late Bronze Age Nos. 81-83 The Iron Age Nos. 84-87 Nos. 88-92 from Field SW 1-7, Locus 93 Nos. 93-96 Nos. 97-110 from Field SW 5-7, Locus 53 Nos. 111-112 Nos. 113-174 from Field SW 2-7, Locus 61 The Persian Period Nos. 175-177 Mixed Loci Nos. 178-180 Pattern Weaving Tools The Early Bronze Age No. 181 The Middle Bronze Age/ Late Bronze Age Nos. 182-184 The Iron Age and Mixed Loci Containing Iron Age Pottery Nos. 185-195 Unprovenienced No. 196 Spining Whorls The Bronze Age No. 197 The Iron Age Nos. 198-204 Unprovenienced Nos. 205-206 Appendix: Loom Weight Typology Chart Bibliography