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By editors, J.C. Turner, P. van de Griend.

1. Pleistocene Knotting --
2. Why Knot? - a few Speculations at the Earliest Knots --
3. On Knots and Swamps - Knots in eu Prehistory --
4. historical Egyptian Rope and Knots --
5. The Peruvian Quipu --
6. The paintings of chinese language Knotwork: a quick historical past --
7. Inuit Knots --
8. Knots at Sea --
9. A background of lifestyles aid Knots --
10. reviews at the Behaviour of Knots --
11. A background of Topological Knot thought --
12. On Theories of Knots --
13. Trambles --
14. Crochet paintings - background and machine functions --
15. The background of Macrame --
16. A heritage of Lace --
17. Heraldic Knots --
18. at the real love Knot.

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These constructions have no modern or ancient parallels and seem to have been `invented', or rather muddled up on the spot. Many stopper knots were used, mostly to keep strings from unravelling, but also to keep a string from slipping through a loop. The most frequently used stopper knot is the overhand knot, but occasionally other knots were used: combinations of overhand knots, or one of the unsystematic newly invented constructions. None of the more complex knots occurred and neither did splices.

Similarly, as composite knots became more and more finely made, they would probably have been made more and more by specialist knot tiers, with ordinary people content with conglomerates, as they still are today. The design of stone tools changed only very slowly until late in the Stone Age, when creativity blossomed in many crafts, including rock art. Considerable manual dexterity was demonstrated, together with some originality of design and an obvious capacity to recognise patterns. It is possible that around this period, perhaps 30 to 20 thousand years ago, there was also a blossoming of creativity in the making of both working and decorative knots.

Ancient Egyptian Rope and Knots Fig. 1. Map of Egypt with Tell el-Amarna, Abu Sha'ar, Berenilte and Qasr Ibrim Abu Sha'ar is also located a t the Red Sea coast, 30 ltm north of the modern town Hurghada. D. D. by an early Christian community. These were probably heremites, living a life of contemplation in the deserted fort. Rope and ltnots were found in the trash dumps, barracks, street areas and in the main building, which was in a later phase modified into a church. The rope and ltnots were dated to all periods of occupation.

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