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Seeking Howe's

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/05/17 - 6:32pm

600 years ago, Howe's was a satellite community of Cambridge, England. Then it disappeared off the map. Now archaeologists have begun investigating Howe's, along with three other villages, that ringed the medieval university town.

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Latest techniques used to help conserve ancient bridges

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/05/17 - 4:00pm

Researchers from the Applied Geotechnology Group at the University of Vigo in Spain are using the latest technology to study 80 Roman and medieval bridges to determine the original construction of the bridges and the best ways to conserve them.

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Hellsgate Commander's Crucible photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/05/16 - 5:00pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Commander's Crucible 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Registration for the 17th Pennsic Arts & Sciences Display now open

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/05/16 - 2:26pm

Rowena reports that registration for the 17th Annual Pennsic A&S Display is now available online.

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Elfsea Defender 2014 pictures

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/05/15 - 10:20am

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from Elfsea Defender which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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First century irrigation system found in England

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/14 - 5:31pm

Archaeologists working on a development site in Cambridge, England have discovered what they believe is Great Britain's oldest irrigation system. The Roman site includes evidence of planting beds and pit wells.

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Irish brew

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/14 - 2:26pm

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day 2014, journalist - and beer connoisseur - Reuben Gray looks at the history of the delightful drink from its prehistoric days to its worldwide modern revival.

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Ansteorra Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/14 - 10:52am

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Spring Coronation 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Crowdsourcing funds Leiston Abbey dig

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/05/11 - 1:56pm

Crowd funding and sourcing have reached the archaeological community on the grounds of 12th century Leiston Abbey in Suffolk, England where amateurs funded experts for a two-week project in exchange for a chance to participate.

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Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli vigiled in Northshield

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/05/11 - 10:50am

Eilis reports that at Their recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth placed Sofonisba Vespasiana Gabrielli on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

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Carrickfergus Castle dig "full of surprises"

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/05/10 - 3:39pm

"We can see the whole 750 years of garrison life here in the castle, from medieval wall foundations to a late Victorian munitions rail that was used to bring munitions in from the pier beside the castle right into the inner ward," said QUB assistant excavation director Ruairí Ó Baoill.

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Pennsic 2014 - Known Word Children's Fete

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/05/10 - 10:04am

The 2014 Pennsic - Known World Children's Fete will be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday of War Week, August 6th, from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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13th century Irish castle laid low by storms

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/05/09 - 2:02pm

A sad fact of archaeology is that not all historic sites can be saved. The winter storms of 2013-2014 laid waste to one such site, Coolbanagher Castle near Portlaoise, Ireland. The castle collapsed and was later demolished. (photos)

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Drachenwald Spring Crown Tourney 2014 Photos

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/05/09 - 10:40am

Gunther von der Hardt, Rashid al-Jallab, Margaret de Mey and Lia de Thornegge have all contributed albums of photos and video to the Drachenwald Spring 2014 Crown Tournament website.

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International team to search for Grunwald Battle location

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/05/08 - 11:02pm

For centuries, historians have debated the location of the Battle of Grunwald, fought 15 July 1410 between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights. Now members of an international team will begin looking in the Great Stream Valley in Poland.

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Pennsic 43 War point schedule

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/05/08 - 1:45pm

Syr Silverthorn, Deputy Mayor for Martial Activities at Pennsic War 43, has announced the War Point Schedule for the upcoming War.

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"Clothing of al-Andalus" research paper

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/07 - 10:12pm

In a recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the online news magazine for the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for the recent Kingdom A&S event on Clothing of al-Andalus.

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Blarney Stone mystery solved - by the Scots!

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/07 - 4:40pm

The origins of Ireland's Blarney Stone, famous for bestowing the "gift of gab" to anyone willing to kiss it, has been the subject of controversy for centuries. Now a team of scientists from the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum have found the answer using a 19th century rock sample.

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Campaign for Officer and Marshal Medallions

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/05/07 - 2:47pm

SCA officers and marshals who would like durable medallions with the badge of their office might be interested in a Kickstarter campaign being run by Combat Medallions.

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ACCEPS is available for Lilies

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/05/05 - 3:57pm

Issabell, Contesse de Pontmerci, reports that ACCEPS is now available for registration for te upcoming Lilies War 28.

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