This is a growing list of books or articles I’ve come across for my research into 5th Century Pictish textile production techniques. I will be expanding on this to include my more recent interests into daily living and diet. This listing is obviously in no particular order of importance or ‘finding’.
Farming & Agriculture
The Farming of Prehistoric Britain (1983) by Peter Fowler ISBN-10: 0521273692 ISBN-13: 978-0521273695 published by Cambridge University Press
Farming in the First Millennium AD: British Agriculture Between Julius Caesar and William the Conqueror (2002) by Peter Fowler ISBN 0-521-81364-6 (hardback) ISBN 0-521-89056-X (paperback) published by Cambridge University Press
Plants & People in Ancient Scotland (2000) by Camilla Dickson & James Dickson ISBN 0-7524-1905-6 published by Tempus Publishing Ltd. (UK) Arcadia Publishing Inc. A Division of Tempus Publishing Inc. (US)
Textiles & Clothing
The Warp-Weighted Loom (1964/74) by Marta Hoffman ISBN 82-00-08094-3 (My copy was published by Robin and Russ Handweavers)
Textile Manufacture in the Northern Roman Provinces (1970) by J.P. Wild ISBN 521-07491-6 published by Cambridge University Press
Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials: A Comparative Study of Costume and Iron Age Textiles (1980) by Margrethe Hald ISBN 87-480-0312-3 published by The National Museum of Denmark
Ancient and Medieval Textiles: Studies in honor of Donald King (1989) Ed. Lisa Monnas and Hero Granger-Taylor ISBN 0-903859-15-7 published by the Pasold Research Fund
Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Dr. Elizabeth Barber
North European Textiles Until AD 1000 (1992) by Lise Bender Jørgensen ISBN 87-7288-416-9 published by Aarhus University Press (Denmark)
Textiles in Archaeology (1988) by John Peter Wild ISBN 0-85263-931-7 published by Shire Publications Ltd.
Early Textiles Found in Scotland (.pdf) by Audrey S. Henshall, M.A., F.S.A.Scot. as published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, Volume 86 1951-1952, pp. 1-29.
Two Textiles from the National Museum, Edinburgh (.pdf) by Mrs. Grace M. Crowfoot published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities Scotland, Volume 82 1947-1948, pp. 225-231.
Notes on the Evidence of Spinning and Weaving in the Brochs or Pictish Towers supplied by the Stone Whorls and the Long-handled ‘Broch Combs’ found in them. (.pdf) by Joseph Anderson, Keeper of the Museum as published in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, Volume 9 1870-1872, pp. 548-561.
The Techniques of Sprang (1974) by Peter Collingwood ISBN 0-8230-5220-6 published by Faber and Faber Ltd., London
Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450 – 700 (2007) by Penelope Walton Rogers ISBN 978-1-902771-54-0 published by Council for British Archaeology
Dress in Anglo-Saxon England (2004 – revised) by Gale R. Owen-Crocker ISBN 1-84383-081-7 published by Boydell Press
Viking Clothing (2009 edition) by Thor Ewing ISBN 978-0-7524-3587-9 published by The History Press
Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with Special Reference to the Aegean (1992) by ISBN-10: 069100224X (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-0691002248 Published by Princeton University Press
Anglo-Saxon Crafts (2003) by Kevin Leahy ISBN 0-7524-2904-3 published by Tempus Publishing
Sheep Breeds Research
Revealing the History of Sheep Domestication Using Retrovirus Integrations
Sheep and Man by M.L. Ryder (1983) ISBN: 0-7156-1655-2 published by Gerald Duckworth & Co, Ltd.
From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795 (2009) by James E. Fraser ISBN 978-0-7486-1232-1 published by Edinburgh University Press
Scalloway: A Broch, Late Iron Age Settlement and Medieval Cemetery in Shetland (1998) by Niall Sharples ISBN 1-900188-37-6 published by Oxbow Books
Beyond the edge of the empire – Caledonians, Picts and Romans (2007) by Fraser Hunter ISBN 978-0-9540999-2-3 published by Groam House Museum
Investigations in Sanday, Orkney Vol 1: Excavations at Pool, Sanday, A multi-period settlement from Neolithic to Late Norse times (2007) by John Hunter with Julie M Bond & Andrea N Smith ISBN 978-190295729-6
The Problem of the Picts (1956) Ed. F.T. Wainwright ISBN (none listed) published by Philosophical Library, Inc.
Towers in the North: The Brochs of Scotland (2003) by Ian Armit ISBN 0-7524-1932-3 published by Tempus Publishing Ltd. (UK)
Investigations in Orkney (1979) by Colin Renfrew ISBN 0-500-99028x published by The Society of Antiquaries of London
The New History of Orkney (2008 – 3rd Edition) by William P.L. Thomson ISBN 978-1-84158-696-0 published by Bell & Bain Ltd., Glasgow
Sea Change: Orkney and Northern Europe in the Later Iron Age AD 300-800 (2003) Ed. Jane Downes and Anna Ritchie ISBN 1-874012-38-5 published by The Pinkfoot Press