We are proposing a new study group to be called Archaeological Textiles, which will cover everything from textile impressions in prehistoric ceramics to relics in cathedral treasuries. The group covers global prehistory to approximately 1700. This group has a primarily online presence, and members will submit contributions for a newsletter. These contributions may be of any length, and cover museum finds, research projects, book reviews, etc. Themed sample exchanges may occur occasionally.
In general, it is expected that contributed articles will be posted on the study group website for discussion. An annual compilation will be deposited in the Complex Weavers library. All contributors retain copyright for their own materials. Any member who wishes their contribution to be restricted to Complex Weavers members only should contact the co-chairs before submitting it.
There is no required sample exchange, but sample exchanges on particular themes may be organized on an ad hoc basis. All exchanges will require enough samples for each member, plus an additional sample for the Complex Weavers library. All sample exchanges should also be submitted to the study group as electronic images and notes. Any member who wishes their contribution to be restricted to Complex Weavers members only should contact the co-chairs before submitting it.