Archive - Dec 3, 2002


Upon Traveling to Ruantallen

Lady Andrea MacIntyre writes to her friend, Lady Mary Flynn, of her journey north to the lands of the Barony of Ruantallan (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

Smithsonian Declares Runestone a Fake

Star Tribune: 54 years ago, the Smithsonian Institution endorsed the authenticity of the Kensington Runestone. A new study has backed off from that stance.

1200-Year-Old Canoe Found in England

A 16-foot-long dugout canoe was discovered by a fisherman in Dunwich, England, is being studied and preserved by scientists.

Scottish Quarry Holds Historic House

East Lothian Courier: The East Lothian Courier reports that remains of a prehistoric house have been found in a cement quarry.

Ploughs Set to Disturb Ancient Archaeological Goldmine A 2000 acre archaeological treasure trove, including Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman sites, has been discovered in the Vale of Pickering in North York, a site endangered by potato farmers.

Gotland University Offers Viking Comb CD

A CD on Viking combs and comb-making is available for purchase from Gotland University's Archaeology Department.

Pen-Wielder Takes on East Kingdom Knights

Asbury Park Press: Journalist Bob Cullinane takes an up-close-and-personal look at SCA heavy fighting in an article from the Asbury Park Press.

Ansteorra to Host Known World Dance and Music Symposium

Musicians and dancers of the Known World will gather at the College of Threebridges (Arlington, TX) June 6-8, 2003 for the Known World Dance and Music Symposium.

Lochac Grows by One

Pedr Gurteen announced recently that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Lochac have a new subject, Ceridwen Samantha.

Home of Mythic Viking Discovered in Iceland

Globe News: The mystery of the wanderings of Snorri Thorfinnson may be closer to being solved with the doscovery of a perfectly-preserved tuef long house in Glaumbaer, Iceland.

Blackstone Raid Pits Aethelmearc Against Midrealm

April 24-27, 2003, AEthelmearc will be on the defensive against raiders from the Midrealm at Blackstone Raid XII in Charleston, West Virginia (USA).