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Aerial photography pinpoints lost Polish village

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/10/12 - 2:51pm

From the ground, a grassy area near the village of Niedźwiedziny in Wielkopolska, Poland, appears to be an ordinary field, but archaeologists believe differently. Recent aerial photographs show crops growing with the outlines of an oval-shaped medieval village.

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Known World Dance Symposium XI registration open

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/10/11 - 9:06pm

Margaret de Mey, KWDS XI Co-event steward, reports that registration is open for the Known World Dance Symposium XI which will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Miltenberg Germany.

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Extraordinary finds at "Pompeii of the north"

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/10/11 - 2:23pm

Archaeologists marvel at discoveries from the Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in northern England, a 2nd century site which has been dubbed the "Pompei of the north." (photos)

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Long lost Salisbury Hall discovered beneath former stadium car park

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/10/10 - 3:15pm

In 1322, the Salisbury Manor was built in Walthamstow, a suburb of London. The manor burned in the 16th century and was replaced by a Tudor structure, but was also lost. Now a team of archaeologists from Archaeology South East have found Salisbury Manor  beneath a former car park for Walthamstow Stadium.

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Company of the Dove has "Breakfast with Jacquie Mackay"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/10/10 - 10:47am

During a recent interview, Jacquie Mackay of 612 ABC Brisbaine (Australia) spoke with Jen Dunn of the Living History reenactment group Company of the Dove. A podcast of the interview is available on the website.

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Agincourt 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/10/10 - 8:25am

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Agincourt 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Abandoned school becomes Richard III grave visitor center

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/10/09 - 4:35pm

Leicester, England mayor Peter Soulsby was on hand recently to celebrate the opening of a UK£4 million visitor center near the site of the grave of Richard III, discovered in 2012 in a city car park. The center is housed in an abandoned school building.

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Laurels' Prize Tourney 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/10/09 - 12:17pm

Lady Helene von Braunschweyg reports that she has created an album of photos from Laurels Prize Tourney, which took place September 13, 2014 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ansteorra lauded for volunteer hours at Gulf Wars

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/10/09 - 9:02am

Gulf Wars Exchequer, Baroness Genevieve McCullum de Caen, reports that the Kingdom of Ansteorra totaled over 4700 hours of volunteer time at the 2014 Gulf Wars. She lists the hours for the top five groups.

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Archaeologists fail to solve mystery of Silchester

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 5:18pm

Archaeologists have packed their tools and left the site of the Silchester Roman town in Hampshire, England, still without an answer as to why the major town was abandoned in the sixth century.

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Viking burial research project draws to a close

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 12:38pm

In 1999, Stephen Harrison and Raghnall Ó Floinn have headed a project to catalog Viking burials beneath the city of Dublin. Their work has produced an 800-page book entitled Viking Graves and Grave Goods in Ireland. The site is now considered the largest Viking burial zone in western Europe outside of Scandinavia.

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Medieval teen given face in Scotland

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/10/08 - 8:12am

In 2009, the remains of nearly 400 people were discovered by workers for the Edinburgh Trams system in Leith, Scotland. Now forensics experts have given one of the individuals, a teenage boy, a face. (photos)

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First English book brings more than £1m

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 2:43pm

The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye is considered to be the first book ever to be printed in English. A translation of a French book by William Caxton, the 1474 English edition sold recently at auction for more than £1m. (photo)

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Ren faire entertains in Cedar City, Utah

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/10/07 - 9:20am

Southern Utah took a step back in time recently with the arrival of the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire to Cedar City. Zach Whitney of Fox 13 Salt Lake City visited the faire and spoke to some of its guests. (video)

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French necropolis offers "rich grave goods"

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/10/06 - 4:03pm

Archaeologists in Saint-Aubin-des-Champs, France have discovered a burial ground containg more than 300 graves dating from the 5th through 7th centuries. The graves were single burials and included "rich grave goods." (photos)

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Alamanda de la Roca elevated to Laurel at Battlemoor

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/10/06 - 1:27pm

Mariah reports that Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to THL Alamanda de la Roca.

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SCAdian Nick Marcelja turns hobby into business

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/10/06 - 8:42am

In an installment of the The Columbian (Vancouver, Washington) series Working in Clark County, news assistant Mary Ricks interviewed blacksmith and SCA member Nick Marcelja, who turned his hobby into a business.

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Masters thesis studies veracity of period combat manuals

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/10/05 - 2:03pm

In his Master of Arts Dissertation for the University of Exeter, Johann Keller Wheelock Matzke examines bioarcheology studies from five medieval digs for skeletal injuries to check the veracity of sources on medieval combat. A PDF of his paper, Armed and Educated: Determining the Identity of the Medieval Combatant, is available online.

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Viking longboat to draw visitors to the public library

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/10/05 - 8:50am

In 1838, the remains of a Viking longboat were discovered at Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, England, at a natural crossing point for the River Calder. Now the 1,000-year-old vessel will be on display at the Wakefield Library. (video, photos)

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Battle of Grunwald search to include lakes

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/10/04 - 1:31pm

Archaeologists working near the site of the Battle of Grunwald, between the army of King Jagiello of Poland and the Teutonic Knights in 1410, plan to use an electromagnet to drag the bottom of several lakes in the area, hoping to find weapons lost lost before and during the battle.

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