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This is a new enterprise which will aim to bring to you our unpublished and out-of-print reports.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.
ASLab 2016 2019 Galloway Hoard.pdf
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Walton Rogers, P, & Greaves, P, 2018, The Ties that Bind: Fur-Fibre Cordage and Associated Material from Dorset Palaeo-Eskimo Sites in Eastern Canada. York: Pangur Press.
Over 160 finds of cordage made of white animal fur have been recovered from excavations of Dorset Palaeo-Eskimo sites in the vicinity of Baffin Island, eastern Canada. Almost as many fragments of animal pelts and loose fibres have been excavated in the same sites. This report describes the structure of the cords and the appearance of the pelts, but the main emphasis is on the identification by microscopy of the fur fibres. The evidence shows that while a wide range of wild species was available as pelts, the coat of the Arctic hare was the primary source for cordage, with Arctic fox fur as a significant contributor. A selection of comparative material from Norse and Inuit sites in Greenland has been included. The study was carried out on behalf of the Helluland Archaeological Project.
Walton Rogers, P, 2013, Tyttel’s Halh: The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Tittleshall, Norfolk, East Anglian Archaeology 150.
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.
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.
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 with kind permission of 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.
Walton, P, 1989, Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate (The Archaeology of York, 17/5). London: CBA for YAT.
This appears with kind permission of York Archaeological Trust. The manuscript illustrations in this volume were re-drawn for publication, but the original of Fig.130 can be found at:
(click on f.27v in the right-hand drop-down menu).
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.
Walton, P, 1988, ‘Dyes of the Viking Age: a summary of recent work’, Dyes in History and Archaeology 7, 14-20.