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Waterford
(950 words)

It was excavated between 1986 and 1992, the excavations uncovering some 20% of the Viking Age city. It is as important as Dublin in the picture it presents of the Viking Age in Ireland, which lasted until the Norman invasion of 1170, but evidence from the 13th and 14th centuries (including one fine linen in many folds because found in a roll) and the post-medieval development of the city was also discovered. It is particularly important for discoveries of textile remains of the period, published in two reports by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett. Evidence for dyes is incorporated into the discu…

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Elizabeth Coatsworth, “Waterford”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_COM_673>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503



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