Over the last few days our archaeologists friends in Grid 38 have been uncovering loom weights. A loom is what people use to make fabric. They weave thread together to make cloth. Here is a picture of a loom:
The rock like objects at the bottom of the loom are the loom weights. Here is a video of archaeologist Josh explaining his loom weights.
Junior Archaeologist Assignment
Can you weave something? Here is a link to make a loom in your door. Make sure you take photos of what you weave and send them to me so I can post them on the blog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the Day
How do you think we make fabric during modern times?
Post wonders, questions, and ideas in the comments section so we can reply!
on 2012-07-10 18:53 by Nichole Moos
Great ideas friends! Fabric is still made on looms, but they are now mostly machine looms. Ella I like the idea of having some run to make the machine work, and Emmit, I would like to see a picture of the machine you are talking about- it sounds really interesting! Annabel, you are right, knitting is another way people make clothes. I wonder how they make the yarn that your grandma uses to make the clothes?
Smart Class- The coolest thing I have found so far is this:
This guys is made out of chalk and we have named him Gus, and the archaeologists think he is a game piece but nothing like it has been found in Ashkelon before so they aren't for sure.