Textiles in the Americas

  • Textiles have been found dating from as early as 5800 B.C.

  • Elaborate patterns in textiles dating from 600 B.C. (date Nephites and Lamanites were said to have sailed to the Americas)

Cotton fragment,
5800 B.C

Blanket, 600 B.C

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Hundreds of examples of textiles have been recovered from ancient American sites, dating as early as 5800 B.C. However, these textiles are mostly cotton and no silk or linen has ever been found.

Last Modified June 14, 2008


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