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Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

The focus of Justin Jenning's fieldwork is on the impact of the Wari (AD 600- 1000) and Inca (AD 1430- 1532) states in the Cotahuasi, Majes, and Siguas Valleys of southern Peru. Excavation at Quilcapampa, a Wari-influenced site in the Sihuas Valley, Peru (2015-2017) Petroglyphs located just

20th Century Couture in Toronto

20th Century Couture in Toronto

Social and Cultural History of Couture in Toronto, 1900-1937 This project explores the historical role, cultural meaning and function of European and Canadian couture for the makers, merchandisers and consumers in Toronto in the first half of the 20th century. It provides an earlier context for my

Decor & Decorum

Decor & Decorum

Printed Textiles in the 20th Century Printed textiles have been used extensively for interior furnishings and dress fabrics. The fact that printed designs could be made fairly quickly by block printing, screening or roller printing and less expensively than woven fabrics, has made them a fertile

Couture & Commerce

Couture & Commerce

The transatlantic fashion trade in the 1950s Alexandra's book Couture & Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s, University of British Columbia Press and the Royal Ontario Museum (2001) discusses many couture dresses in the ROM collection and traces their histories from the

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion

History of the second hand fashion trade Alexandra Palmer is co-editor with Hazel Clark, of a collection of essays by leading international scholars writing on the history of the second hand fashion trade in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and Africa. The book covers the time frame from the

Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

Historical essays on Canadian fashion Fashion: A Canadian Perspective is a book of historical essays on Canadian fashion that is the first to draw together new research on Canadian fashion design, fashion advertising and consumption. This book breaks new ground in that it discusses not only the

Theban Tomb #89 Epigraphic Project

Theban Tomb #89 Epigraphic Project

Theban Tomb #89 was built by Amenmose who served King Amenhotep III (1391-1353 BC), King Tutankhamun’s grandfather. The tomb is located on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor, Egypt, among some 500 tombs that dot the hillside, dating roughly from 1500- 1200 BC. The project’s goal is to record

Hollow-Brick Han Tomb

Hollow-Brick Han Tomb

During the Han Dynasty, stone and brick tombs of the wealthy were subterranean residences adorned with decorated walls and furnished with everything the occupant might need in the hereafter. At the south end of the ROM Gallery of Chinese Architecture lie two reconstructions of Han Dynasty tombs

The Shandong Project

The Shandong Project

Upper Palaeolithic microblade technology Begun in 2000, this research project investigates the origin and development of microblade technology in the Upper Palaeolithic of north-central China (30,000- 8,000 BC). The microblade technique is a unique flint-knapping method of manufacturing thin small

The Luonan Project

The Luonan Project

Lower Palaeolithic settlement of the Middle Pleistocene The Luonan Basin is located about 1000 meters above sea level, in the valleys of the Qingling Mountains. This research project investigates the settlement pattern of Lower Palaeolithic sites in the small basin. Prior to 1995, little was known