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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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"Threads" offers costumers a chance to design for 1/2 scale dress forms

Tue, 2014-05-20 09:37

Threads Magazine has anncounced its 2014 American Sewing Expo (ASE) Challenge: 1/2-Scale Design Challenge on the theme of "Fashion Icons through the Ages." The contest is limited to 100 entries and garments must be finished by August 1, 2014.

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Teller talks Tempest

Mon, 2014-05-19 20:03

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, magician Teller (the quiet one), recently co-directed a new version of the Bard's magicial play, The Tempest. In a video, Teller discusses the production with Mark Mobley for a segment of NPR's The Record.

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Open position for the Society

Mon, 2014-05-19 13:35

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

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Medieval archway found under Cardigan Castle floor

Sun, 2014-05-18 17:13

NPS Archaeology, working on an 18-month excavation at Wales' Cardigan Castle, has unearthed a stone archway dating to the 12th century beneath the floor of the castle. The archway is believed to have led to the tower of the original castle.

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Accidental Medieval Siberian Mummies Discovered

Sun, 2014-05-18 12:50

Just 29 km from the Arctic Circle, near Zeleniy Yar in Siberia, a group of bodies dating back to the Middle Ages have been found in shallow graves.

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Seeking Howe's

Sat, 2014-05-17 18:32

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

Sat, 2014-05-17 16:00

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

Fri, 2014-05-16 17:00

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

Fri, 2014-05-16 14:26

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

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Elfsea Defender 2014 pictures

Thu, 2014-05-15 10:20

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

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:31

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

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:26

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

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:52

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

Sun, 2014-05-11 13:56

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

Sun, 2014-05-11 10:50

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"

Sat, 2014-05-10 15:39

"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

Sat, 2014-05-10 10:04

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

Fri, 2014-05-09 14:02

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

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:40

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

Thu, 2014-05-08 23:02

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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