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A "faire day in Sunbury"

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:55

More than one thousand people came out to enjoy the medieval festivities recently when Sunbury Revitalization Inc. (SRI) joined members of the Society for Creative Anachronism to present the Lake Augusta Renaissance Festival in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Sarah De Santis of Newsitem.com has the story. (photos)

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Swansea remembers its medieval past

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 16:43

Officials in Swansea, Wales are trying to bring the city's medieval past to life for citizens and visitors by installing street markers pinpointing major sites in the town. Cemlyn Davies, of the BBC, reports. (video)

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Madison, Wisconsin: Hub of geekery and activism

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:20

What is it about Madison, Wisconsin that attracts passionate followers of such geek genres as gaming, steampunk and the SCA, and why do such folk become politically active? In a feature article for Isthmus the Paper, Julia Burke interviews gamers and con attendees about their culture and activism.

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Dorchester garden produces wealth of medieval pottery

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:12

Rosemary Maw's gardening has produced more than just beautiful flowers. Her home, The Old Manor in Stratton, three miles from Dorchester, England, has produced over 100 historical artifacts including "over 150 bottle fragments, almost 20 pieces of medieval jugs, and extensive cobble and flint foundations" from its back garden.

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Green Vikings

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 13:35

Artifacts unearthed from an 11th century Viking settlement near Cork, Ireland show evidence that the settlers were good at recycling and land reclamation. A new report, Archaeological Excavations at South Main Street 2003-2005 by Ciara Brett and Maurice F Hurley, has been published by the Cork City Council.

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Podcasting the Middle Ages

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:12

The Medieval Archives Podcast vault, maintained by the Archivist (Gary) includes a comprehensive list of topics of interest to those who study the Middle Ages. The podcasts are available for download or through RSS subscription or iTunes.

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Medieval site with a royal connection

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:55

Archaeologists in York, England will have the rare opportunity to investigate a site which has lain undisturbed for nearly 500 years. The Hidden Guildhall investigation will focus on riverside property once the site of the medieval friary visited by the Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III.

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Medieval cloister walls found at Merton Priory dig

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:02

Merton Priory, in Surrey, England, was founded in 1117 and dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538. In recent years, archaeologists have been excavating the foundations of the Merton Priory Chapter House and have uncovered the priory's medieval cloister walls. (photos)

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Barley malting oven found in Northampton, England

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:20

A nearly perfectly-preserved barley malting oven from the 13th century has been discovered by archaeologists working on an excavation in Bridge Street, Northampton, England. The construction was found complete with char marks on the hearth. (photo)

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Plague burial discovered in Barcelona

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:49

Spain in the 14th century was one of the countries hardest hit by the Black Plague, yet no burial of plague victims had been discovered, until now. Recently archaeologists working on the Basilica of Sant Just i Pastor in Barcelona unearthed a burial of 120 bodies "packed like sardines" under the sacristy.

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Trust bids to buy Roman fort from the Church

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:37

A Roman dig considered "the Pompeii of the North" is being sold in order to keep the site out of the hands of developers. Binchester Roman Town, in Bishop Auckland, England, owned by the Church of England, has drawn a UK£2m bid from the Auckland Castle Trust.

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Discovery of large church to shed light on early Czech religious history

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:02

Excavations at Prague’s historical Vyšehrad fort have recently revealed a large church, dating to the 11th century. The discovery of such a large building is expected to shed light on the nation’s early Christian history, and "help fill some blank spots on the map of early mediaeval Prague."

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Roman soldiers "meditated" in comfort

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:54

Finding objects relating to everyday life is common for archaeologists at Vindolanda, the Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall, but the recent discovery of a wooden toilet seat - the oldest known - was special moment.

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Anglo Saxon buckle declared rare find

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:25

Archaeologists in Suffolk, England are pondering the discovery of a silver buckle, dating to the 9th century, by a metal detectorist on a Suffolk farm. "The costumes worn at this time don't appear to need buckles and so they are rarely found," said Dr Helen Geake, from the Portable Antiquities Scheme. (photo)

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The face of medieval Edinburgh

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:14

In 2009, archaeologists discovered the burial site of 400 14th century citizens of the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland. 30 skeletons were chosen for intense study, and now forensic artists have put faces to a few of the remains. (photo)

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The lifestyle changes of Richard III

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:56

Everyone knows Richard III was king of England, however briefly, but did he live a royal lifestyle? Researchers say yes. A new study shows that the king's location and diet changed after his ascendance to the throne.

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Medieval shipwreck found off Cornish coast

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:59

The remains of a ship, dating to 1305, have been found near the Isles of Scilly, along the coast of Cornwall. The shipwreck is believed to be the oldest documented ship lost in the area's dangerous, rocky coast.

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Northampton's oldest brewery found during construction work

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:43

Archaeologists working at the site of the new Northamptonshire County Council headquarters have uncovered what is believed to be the town of Northampton's first brewery. Dating to the 13th century, the large stone pit shows scorch marks where barley had been roasted. (video)

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Novelist finds human remains in IKEA bags

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:17

Perhaps Swedish erotic novelist Kicki Karlén briefly considered changing her genre to mystery when she discovered the remains of 80 people, dating to the 16th century, stashed in large IKEA bags in a chapel in Kläckeberga in southern Sweden.

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Ansteorra summer 2014 event photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:44

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from 2014 Steppes Artisan and Elfsea College. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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