Archive - 2010

January 25th

Computer technology to be used to read inscription on Roman altar

Two experts from the University of Mainz in Germany are using the latest computer technology to try to decypher the "invisible" inscription on a 3th century Roman altar. The stone was discovered in the River Tyne in 1672, but has never been legible. (video)

Broken pipes wreak havoc with medieval remains in York

A broken water main near the medieval burial site in York city centre washed human remains into the street on Christmas Day. The flooding occurred next to All Saints Church, where parisoners have been buried since the Nomrna Conquest.

Kainin Tepesa offered elevation in Ansteorra

Brian O'hUilliam reports that, at the recent Steppes 12th Night event, Kainin Tepesa was offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Owen and Ginevria of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

January 24th

Stonehenge site of midwinter feast

A recent study of pig and cattle bones found near Stonehenge has led researchers to believe that it was the site of huge winter solstice feasts. Experts believe animals were herded to the site and then slaughtered to feed celebrants.

Pomegranate part of healthy Roman diet in England

Romans may have brought more than forts and paved roads to England during their occupation. They may have brought a healthy diet. (photo)

January 23rd

Baron Dolan Madoc of Harlech elevated to Laurel in Calontir

Master Andrixos of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Their Majesties have elevated Baron Dolan Madoc of Harlech to the Order of the Laurel.

LibraryThing offers "virtual book club" for SCA folk

Billing itself as the "world's largest book club", the LibraryThing web site offers a venue to share your latest bibliophilic discoveries. In the History section is a group devoted to SCA folk.

January 22nd

Kennric and Rolynnda new Prince and Princess of Oertha

Bjarn Eðwarðarson í Jórvík reports that Lord Kennric Maur, inspired by Mistress Rolynnda of the Azurestone, was the victor of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

Archaeologists may have found Princess Eadgyth's body

If tests support their suspicions, experts from Bristol University have identified the oldest remains of an English royal. She was Eadgyth (pronounced "Edith"), sister to Athelstan, effectively the first king of all of England, who won a decisive battle circa 937 against the Scots and Irish.

January 21st

[NOR] Fest i Nord

Come join Rockhaven as we celebrate winter with indoor and outdoor fun and games for people of all ages!

[EAL] Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere's CLOTH OF GOLD Costuming Competition April 16 -18, 2010

[DRA] Drachenwald Crown Tourney

The Canton of Poukka is proud to invite each and every one to witness or participate in Drachenwald’s Spring Crown Tourney!

[ANT] Youth Allthing Ithra

Rampaging pygmy hordes from the Steppes raid neighboring bedrooms! Thousand Flee in Terror! The Youth of An Tir demand their own event! Parents across the Kingdom report the activities of restless children as cabin fever asserts itself.

[MER] Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire

Come share your artistic endeavors with your fellow artisans and friends. Judging for the A&S Tournament and Faire will be using the new Kingdom A&S rules. The evening will feature a delicious feast and lively dancing.

Pre-registration deadline for Estrella War extended to January 25

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office, requests that those considering attendance at the upcoming War take heed of the words of Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

[NOR] Bardic Madness XX

The Barony of Windhaven proudly presents Bardic Madness XX: Back Where it All Began Saturday, February 27, 2010

 

DePere Community Center, 600 Grant St., DePere, WI 54115
Site opens at 8am and closes at 9pm.
Site is handicapped accessible, discreetly damp. No smoking inside the building.

[MER] Convivium Collegialis XII

The Shire of Glynn Rhe presents CONVIVIUM COLLEGIALIS XII-The "It's Time For War" Event

[GLE] Mongol Plague

Shire Blackwood invites you to Mongol Plague January 22, 23, & 24, 2010

[NOR] It's Only a Flesh Wound

It's Only a Flesh Wound on January 23, 2010 and Hosted by the Barony of Jararvellir

[ATE] Boar's Den II

Calling all Lords and Ladies ready to Revel! Please join us on January 23, 2010 from 6 pm to Midnight (after the Sable Knight Tourney) for an evening playing games of chance, court and country dancing, a bardic competition and a brewing competiton. The Boar's Den is a fine establishment where lords and ladies may relax and enjoy themselves in a tavern atmosphere; where music and merriment abound!

[ATE] Sable Knight

Sir Sable is back! And he has kidnapped the Baron and Baroness! The college of St.Felix invites you once again to join us for Sable Knight on January 23, 2010!

[CAL] Heraldic, Scribal, and Dance Symposium

The Heraldic, Scribal, and Dance symposium is coming up soon, and the class schedule for the event is now available.

[MER] Turf Wars

Come help the brave Osprey loyalists turn back the hordes of the Magenta Marauder from Seleone as the pirates attempt to steal it back. Loyalists of Meridies trapped within Gleann Abhann's borders have informed us of a large scale invasion of Osprey on January 30th.

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love/RUM

Unto the populace of the Society for Creative Anachronism, it is our pleasure to announce to you the Masque of Courtly Love XIV: Let the Hunt Begin in conjuction with Spring 2010 Royal University of the Midrealm.

[CAL] RUSH: Medieval Mindset

How would our medieval counterparts have thought about the world and their place in it? What would an educated person living during SCA period know about the world?

Drachenwald scribe offers insight into Book of Kells techniques

A recent paper by Cornell paleontologist John Cisne on the repeating patterns in the Book of Kells so intrigued Duchess Nerissa de Saye, who commented on Drachenwald's Dragon Scribes blog, that she asked her father to help "translate" the article into layman's terms.

January 20th

Portraits from Caerthen 12th Night

Justin Cragin reports that he has posted an album of portraits taken at the recent 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Caerthe, Kingdom of the Outlands. The album has been posted on Flickr.

Swords ring in Blackmoor Keep

"It's like a brand new style of martial arts. It really is fun. It's great," said Kelly Jenkins of the Shire of Blackmoor Keep (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) to Brandon Richards of KPLC Channel 7 (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Richards interviewed various shire members at a demo at a downtown park.

January 19th

4th century Roman grave found in Hungary

A team of archaeologists have discovered a grave dating to the last period of Roman occupation in the northwest Hungarian province of Pannonia. The age of the grave was determined by a bone comb found in it.

Armour Archive pattern archive

Looking for armor patterns? The Pattern Archive of the Armour Archive website offers a large selection of patterns created by SCA fighters. The site also include essays on how to use the patterns to make armor.