Iron age

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched.        All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched. All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

A new pair of publications from the Latvian National Culture Centre: a 2017 wall calendar and a planner with photos of authentic replicas of 7th-14th century garb representing all the chiefdoms of Late Iron Age Latvia. This one is Latgallian (not sure of the century). I'm going to try to get some of these for balticsmith.com.

A new pair of publications from the Latvian National Culture Centre: a 2017 wall calendar and a planner with photos of authentic replicas of 7th-14th century garb representing all the chiefdoms of Late Iron Age Latvia. This one is Latgallian (not sure of the century). I'm going to try to get some of these for balticsmith.com.

Late Roman Iron Age, Norway, male costume. Museum quality reproduction of Iron Age costume, male. Textile, metal and leather by Ø. Engedal. www.arkeoreplika.no, www.bronsereplika.no

Late Roman Iron Age, Norway, male costume. Museum quality reproduction of Iron Age costume, male. Textile, metal and leather by Ø. Engedal. www.arkeoreplika.no, www.bronsereplika.no

A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.

A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.

Iron Age house at Westhay    Reconstruction of an Iron Age house at the Peat Moors Centre, Westhay. The house is based on one found at the nearby Glastonbury Lake Village.

Iron Age house at Westhay Reconstruction of an Iron Age house at the Peat Moors Centre, Westhay. The house is based on one found at the nearby Glastonbury Lake Village.

Celtic:  Recreation of the interior and furnishings of an Iron-Age Celtic roundhouse, Castell Henlly, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Photo by John Warburton-lee.

Celtic: Recreation of the interior and furnishings of an Iron-Age Celtic roundhouse, Castell Henlly, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Photo by John Warburton-lee.

The most famous object from Celtic Iron Age Britain |  British Museum

The most famous object from Celtic Iron Age Britain | British Museum

Terra Celtica, Poland. Iron Age Celtic Garb

Terra Celtica, Poland. Iron Age Celtic Garb

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

Hallstatt burial Johann Georg Ramsauer, 1896, Arts and Crafts of the Iron Age and Bronze Age

Hallstatt burial Johann Georg Ramsauer, 1896, Arts and Crafts of the Iron Age and Bronze Age

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