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From Plants to Fine Fibers

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Leather and skins were the most important basis for Stone Age clothing. However, other materials for special purposes have also been used since the first farmers. Around 5,000 years ago, the finest fabrics made from linen were found in Europe's pile dwellings.

A seasonally used settlement was even built for this in Alleshausen-Grundwiesen - this is one of the first verifiable specializations in the prehistory of Europe. The residents not only grew the flax, it was also processed, as remains show.

Regina Lutz, who has worked as a flax farmer in Alleshausen for years, shows how complex the Neolithic production from plant to fabric is. What the terms breaking, panting and spinning really mean is not only explained, but also shown in an entertaining way - join in!