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Summary of October BoD Meeting

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/11/17 - 2:07pm

The Board of Directors quarterly meeting was held in St. Louis, MO on October 25, 2014, and the East Kingdom Gazette offers an unofficial summary.

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New secrets of Stonehenge revealed

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/11/16 - 1:23pm

Just when scientists think they have learned everything there is to know about Stonehenge, new technologies reveal tantalizing secrets. Laser scanning of the area around the monument showed at least 17 circular shrines as well as other neolithic structures. (photo and map)

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Keep yer treasures on ice, matey

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/11/16 - 8:45am

Whether it's for beer or coldcuts, disguising a modern cooler at period events is always a great idea. Joshwelch9 borrowed the idea from absinth-dragon and posted his plan to turn a cooler in a cool pirate chest on Instructables. (photos)

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Viking history as told by the victims

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/11/15 - 3:08pm

Just how bad were the Vikings? Historians have debated the issue for decades. In a feature article for National Geographic by Christopher Shea, Yale history professor Anders Winroth, author of The Age of the Vikings, argues that contemporary accounts were exaggerated, and the writers often contradicted themselves.

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UK£3,000 needed to secure Lindisfarne Hoard

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/11/15 - 10:42am

In 2003, builder Richard Mason found an old, pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne, in northern England. Later, he noticed that the jug contained 17 coins, dating from the reigns of Henry VI - Elizabeth I. The silver and gold hoard has been valued at UK£30,900, but the Great North Museum in Newcastle needs an additional UK£3,000 to purchase the coins for its collection. (photo)

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