Archive - Jul 2004

July 2nd

Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

Last Chance IV

Atlantians! Last chance to authorize for Pennsic! http://acorn.atlantia.sca.org/0407/last_chance.htm

The Lost Art of Feasting

The New York Times reviews a new volume by Roy Strong called The Lost Art of Eating.

New Study of Voynich Manuscript Finds it Gibberish

In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.

Bows and Blades

This will be an exciting event with varied activities, including a catapult water balloon contest, open ranges for shooting Royal Rounds, Rapier Tourney, and more. Plus lots of classes. http://www.ithra.antir.sca.orgidisplay.php?topic=classes&it=5338&

July 1st

Archers Recognized in Atlantia

Enequy Erensaurlezelasgarria, Menditarra Herald of Stierbach, reports on the Grant Target Archery Shoot held June 26, 2004 in the Incipient Canton of Sudentor in Atlantia and of the Stierbach baronial court that followed.

Defender's Tourney

Shire of Sylvan Glen - Defender's Tourney - July 9-11, 2004 Poorhouse Farm Park, Martinsburg WV
http://defenders.sylvanglen.org

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Freiman and Emma have posted photos from the recent Drachenwald Summer 2004 Coronation.

Was There a 15th-Century "Little" Medieval Warm Period?

Editorial commentary from CO2 Science Magazine, the journal of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, discussing the scientific evidence for "a major spike in surface air temperature that began sometime in the early 1400s."