Pangur Press

 

Welcome to the publishing arm of The Anglo-Saxon Laboratory, Pangur Press.

 

This is a new enterprise which will aim to bring to you our unpublished and out-of-print reports.

 

We shall be using a variety of formats - web downloads, on-line publications, Kindle and print volumes.

 

We are beginning with some FREE downloads of PDFs.

 

Walton Rogers, P, 2006, Costume in the Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Saltwood, Kent. Part 1: Women's Costume Accessories

This was published in segments in 2006 as part of the Channel Tunnel archaeological archive. With permission from the senior project manager, Stuart Foreman, Oxford-Wessex Archaeology Joint Venture and CTRL (UK) Ltd, the parts relevant to costume and textiles have been presented here as a single entity. Part 1 is concerned with the costume accessories,  Part 2 with the textiles and costume styles and Part 3  includes a text on a single weaving tool, and the bibliography for all three texts. Links to other reports in the Saltwood Tunnel series are provided.

ASLab PWR 2006 Saltwood Part 1 accessori[...]
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ASLab PWR 2006 Saltwood Part 2 textiles-[...]
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ASLab PWR 2006 Saltwood Part 3 weaving b[...]
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Walton Rogers, P, 1999, 'Identification of dye on Middle Saxon pottery from Christ Church College', Canterbury's Archaeology 1996-1997 (21st Annual Report of Canterbury Archaeological Trust), 36.

This brief note on an 8th-century dyepot appears with permission from Canterbury Archaeological Trust. The final report on the Christ Church College excavations is currently being prepared for publication by Alison Hicks.

ASLab PWR 1999 dyepot Canterbury.pdf
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Walton Rogers, P, 1997, Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate, The Archaeology of York 17/11. York: CBA for York Archaeological Trust.

This volume has been made available by agreement with York Archaeological Trust, and Lesley Collett is to be thanked for preparing the PDF. Sincere thanks are also extended to those organisations who have provided permission for web publication of their copyrighted images. They are the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections (Fig.792); Kendal Civic Society (Fig.794); Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (Fig.799); Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge (Fig. 817 & Fig. 821); The Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford (Fig. 823: MS. Bodl. 130, fol. 9).

 

An incorrect drawing of a fuller’s teasel was published in Fig.825, p.1771. A replacement is provided below by Allan R Hall. The two teasels on the front cover are genuine modern examples of fuller’s teasel, Dipsacus sativus (L.) Honck.

ASLab PWR 1997 AY17-11 Textile Productio[...]
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AY17-11 correct p.1771.pdf
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Walton, P, 1989, Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate (The Archaeology of York, 17/5). London: CBA for YAT.

This appears by agreement with York Archaeological Trust. The manuscript illustrations in this volume were re-drawn for publication, but the original of Fig.130 can be found at:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=cotton_ms_claudius_b_iv_f001v

(click on f.27v in the right-hand drop-down menu).

 

Corrections

p.336. The Old Norse term rọgg/rọggr refers to the individual fibre ‘tuft’, not the fabric itself.

p.343. ‘…there are two examples of nålebinding mittens from Iceland…’ Elsa E Guđjónsson informs me that only one of the two, from Arnheiđarstađir in eastern Iceland, is worked in nålebinding technique, and the second mitten, from Garđar on Akranes, is made of twill cloth.

 

ASLab Walton 1989 AY17-5 Textiles Copper[...]
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Walton, P, 1988, ‘Dyes of the Viking Age: a summary of recent work’, Dyes in History and Archaeology 7, 14-20.

Although published 26 years ago, this is still one of our most commonly requested papers. Historical and archaeological research carried out since its publication have served to confirm that there really was a regional variation in dye use in north-west Europe in the early medieval period.

ASLab Walton 1988ver2 DHA7 Dyes.pdf
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