Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-06-16 08:40
In 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered among human remains on the Tudor flagship Mary Rose. Since then, the dog, nicknamed "Hatch," was identified as a female, but new research shows that the remains are that of a "young male dog, most closely related to modern Jack Russell terriers, with a brown coat."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-06-15 14:01
What was long identified as a burial mound near Vadstena, Sweden has been determined to be a huge building, probably a feasting hall, measuring almost 50 metres in length.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-06-11 11:30
Eleri Lynn, Collections Curator for England's Historic Royal Palaces, is always looking for new items for the collection. She recently was thrilled to add the Bristowe Hat, "a rare example of Tudor or very early Stuart fashion made from silk tufting, with a green feather, silver button, and evenly positioned holes for attaching jewels." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-06-11 00:04
From the 13th through the 15th centuries, the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist operated on what is now the grounds of St. John's College, Cambridge University. In 2010, archaeologists working there discovered the hospital's cemetery, considered one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England. Photos of the discovery have now been released. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-05-27 14:11
“This is very much the kind of group where you get out what you put in. You find something you love and pursue it. Then when you know a little bit about it you can share it with others,” said Jason Shealey about the SCA. Lisa Kaylor of the Augusta (Virginia) Chronicle has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-05-25 16:08
The Falcon Banner reports that class proposals are now being accepted for the Known World Metal and Glass Symposium, September 4-7, 2015, in Mankato, MN.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-05-24 20:08
Mathurin of the Falcon Banner reports that Northern Oaken War Maneuvers in the Kingdom of the Middle will feature a Shakespearean Puppet Competition.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-05-19 13:12
From the Midrealm Gazette: Countess Joleicia of Litchfield, Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler, reports that requests are now being taken for activities on the Pennsic 44 battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-05-19 09:00
The sounds of sword on metal armor and the twang of bowstrings were heard recently at a fighter practice at Highland Park along Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photographer Justin Merriman, of the Tribune-Review, caught some of the action. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-05-11 10:45
Gunther Canon reports that at Their recent Rowany Festival, Their Majesties Kinggiyadai Khagan and Altani Khalighu Yeke of the Kingdom of Lochac honored a number of Their Subjects by offering them entry in the various Orders of the Peerage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-05-10 08:15
Cian Triton, Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Logan and Esa of the Kingdom of Atlantia announced the kingdom Premieres of the Order of Defense at Their April 11, 2015 Coronation. Those chosen were Master Aedan Aylwyn, Master Alan of Gravesend, and Master Giacomo Vincenti.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-05-09 17:03
The May issue of New Hampshire Magazine offers an interview with Evan Ringo, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a competitor in the Armored Combat League, and a new member of USA Knights. Rick Broussard conducted the interview.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-05-08 12:34
Since the late 1980s, Astrida and Stephen Schaeffer of North Berwick, Maine have lived parallel lives: modern careers and family life and the life of a 14th century family as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Schaeffers discussed the SCA with Jeanne McCartin of Fosters.com. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-05-07 14:30
Please take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to gather data to assist in the evolution of communications within the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-05-07 11:35
Caristiona nic Beathain, Lochac Seneschal, reports that Sir Steffan Glaube defeated Sir Radbot Von Borg in the final bout of the May 2015 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Lochac.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-05-04 23:15
A new draft for a SCA Ltd Social Media Policy has been approved by the SCA Ltd Board for release for comment. This new draft is a modified version of the SCA Inc (Society) policy that is in effect in the USA, NZ and (until we have our own) Australia.
Submitted by AndreasdeC on Mon, 2015-05-04 18:49
The Society Seneschal of the SCA has posted further commentary about the discontinuation of the ACCEPS event registration system.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-05-03 13:39
The discovery of a glass dish in a burial mound in Japan provides new evidence that contact existed between eastern Asia and the Roman Empire in the 5th century. The clear dark blue dish is believed to have originated in Sassanid Persia. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-05-01 15:20
Each year, Current Archaeology magazine gives an award for the Research Project of the Year. Senhouse Museum Trust and archaeologists from Newcastle University have been working for over four years at the Camp Farm site near Maryport, and they have been named the 2015 recipients of the award.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-05-01 12:50
Kameshima Zentar Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their recent Passing of the Ice Dragon event in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2015-04-28 20:23
His Majesty of the East Kingdom released the listing of Pennsic War Points to the East Kingdom Gazette.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-04-24 16:40
In September 2014, metal detectorist Derek McLennan discovered over 100 artifacts in a field near Dumfries, Scotland. Among them was a 1,200-year-old Viking pot, heavy enough to contain something, but too fragile to open. Now archaeologists have been able to determine what is in the pot with the help of a CT scan. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2015-04-24 11:31
Giovanni della Torre reports that his lady, Kathy, has posted photos from Gulf wars 2015. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2015-04-22 08:54
Members of the Richard III Society have long believed that the last medieval king of England got a bad rap from the conquering Tudors and their bard, William Shakespeare. Now, with the discovery of Richard's remains, others are beginning to reconsider the monarch. (audio interview)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-04-21 16:23
Plans are afoot for the revamping of the Binchester Roman Town in County Durham, England, with the purchase of the archaeological site by the owners of nearby Auckland Castle. Among those announced are the construction of a glass walkway over the dig, and a visitors' center.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-04-21 10:17
On May 7, 2014, the armor collection of the Higgins Museum was sold by Thomas Del Mar Ltd at Southby's Auction House in London. The catalog from the sale is available online in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2015-04-19 20:32
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Elfsea Springfaire which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by AndreasdeC on Sat, 2015-04-18 23:37
The Society Seneschal has indicated that the ACCEPS payment system is no longer approved for use by SCA branches, effective at midnight April 18.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2015-04-18 11:20
At Gulf wars 2015, Their Majesties Lochlann Dunn and Michelle Chantal de Charante of the Kingdom of Ansteorra placed Vladislav Strelec on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.
Submitted by Katarzyna Witkowska on Fri, 2015-04-17 10:00
The Kingdom of Atlantia will again sponsor the Knowne World Poetry Competition on Monday, August 3, at Pennsic in conjunction with Poetry Day at Artisan's Row.