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Earliest case of Down syndrome diagnosed in French skeleton

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:13

A team of archaeologists at the University of Bordeaux has identified the earliest known case of Down syndrome in the remains of a child who lived in 6th century France. The diagnosis was made after the remains were submitted to a (CT) scan.

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Mystery of Wolsey's missing angels solved

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:10

Once upon a time, four bronze angels adorned the gateposts of the Wellingborough Golf Club in Northamptonshire, England. No one paid much attention to them until two were stolen, but now all four, identified as Renaissance treasures, are the subject of a fundraising effort by the Victoria and Albert Museum. (photo)

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The Known World Arts & Sciences display at Pennsic

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:30

SleepyUnicorn has posted a photo album from the Known World A&S Display held at Pennsic 43.

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Oldest copy of "The Brus" restored

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:15

The oldest known copy of "The Brus," an epic poem describing the Battle of Bannockburn, has been restored in time for the 700th celebration of the event. The poem was written in 1375 by the Archdeacon of Aberdeen. (photos)

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Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid elevated to Pelican in the West

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:33

Gillian reports that Their Majesties Conor and Isa of the Kingdom of the West have chosen to elevate her protégé, Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid, to the Order of the Pelican.

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Shishido Tora Gozen elevated to Pelican in AEthelmearc

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:29

In June 2014, Their Majesties Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Shishido Tora Gozen. The elevation too place at the Kingdom's Equestrian Championship.

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Brennos Agrocunos knighted in the West

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:46

Morucatha reports that, at the recent West-An Tir War, Their Majesties Conor and Isa of the Kingdom of the West offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Brennos Agrocunos.

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The SCA is now on AmazonSmile

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:24

Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products. Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?

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Viking sword has colorful history

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:01

Auctioneers at Christie's have announced that they will offer for auction a double-edged Viking sword associated with the battles of Hastings, Stamford Bridge and Bannockburn. The sword is expected to bring between UK£80,000 to £120,000. (photo)

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Pól the Pelican is cheered in Wales

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:18

Barun Pól O'Briain was yesterday elevated to the Order of the Pelican by the King and Queen of Drachenwald. Under threatening skies at Raglan Castle in Wales the two-time Viceroy of Insulae Draconis was made a peer before a tearful crowd of his noble friends and well-wishers.

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SCA: A game of flashing weaponry, handmade crafts and occasional camping under the stars

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:38

"Every time I come, it's like the highlight of my life. It's addictive. Especially if you're an adrenaline junkie,"  said fencer Susan Woodard about a recent fighter practice held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colorado. Woodard spoke with Scott Rochat of the Times-Call about the SCA and the Barony of Caer Galen. (photos and video)

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SCA Audit Team

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:16

The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA. We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings.

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New Laurel King of Arms named

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:40

Current SCA Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason, reports that Andrewe Bawldwyn has been named to take over the position as head of the College of Arms.

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Committee on SCA Chirurgeonate sought by BoD

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:53

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking members for a committee concerning the Chirurgeonate.

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Medieval bath found in Shkodër excavations

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 13:55

An archaeological team from the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland has discovered a 14th century bath in northwestern Albania. The structure combines technologies of the Roman and Ottoman Empires.

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From the SCA Ltd Board: Definition of an Event (a clarification)

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:07

It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia), that there is still a lot of debate around what an "event" actually is.

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Wasaga under Siege coming to Ontario in August, 2014

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:47

Wasaga under Siege 2014 & the 200th Commemoration of Battle of Nottawasaga Bay and the Sinking of HMS Nancy, August 14th-17th 2014.

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Securing the precious Magna Carta

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:30

Chris Woods, director of the  British National Conservation Service, has a daunting task: to assure the safety of the precious Lincoln Magna Carta during its tour through the United States in 2014.

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Mikolaj de Bracy winner of June Crown in the West

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:12

Duchess Megan reports that Viscount Mikolaj de Bracy was the victor of the June 21, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Excellency was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Arianwem verch Morgan.

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