River Cetina Dig Yields 6,000 Years of Artifacts

Evening Mail: Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have struck gold with the discovery of artifacts dating from the Bronze-Roman ages in Croatia.

Love and Romance Online

This week, Dame Aoife takes the time to track down websites dealing with love, romance and Valentine's Day.

"Swords, Spinning and Medieval Times" at SCA Demo

Herald-Sun: Herald-Sun reporter Beth Velliquette reports on the activities at the "Medieval Festival" demo co-sponsored by the SCA and the Carolina Club at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Emrys Victorious in East Kingdom Squires Tourney

Emrys was victorious over Ceawlin Alredsonin in the final round of the recent East Kingdom Squires Tourney.

Fencing Magazine Seeking Contributions

Nick Evangelista, editor of "Fencers Quarterly Magazine," is looking for articles about fencing in the SCA.

Arctic Lake Pollution Dates to the Middle Ages

The Toronto Star: Slimy pollution in a shallow Arctic lake is the result of Thule Inuit hunters who dumped sewage and fertilizer into the water between the 13th and 17th centuries.

Roman Building Techniques Brought to Light

Discovery Channel: A perfectly-preserved store of slake lime has shed new light on Roman building techniques.

University of Atlantia to Present Wealth of Classes

The University of Atlantia, which will take place February 7, 2004 in the Shire of Berley Cort (Courtland, Virginia), will provide 30 tracks of programming.

New Shire created in the Kingdom of Lochac

The former Canton of Krae Glas is now the newest Shire in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Evan da Collaureo Served with Writ of Summons

Lord Evan da Collaureo, Kraken Herald and operator of the Squid-pak mailing service, was served with a Writ of Summons. He is to consider becoming a companion of the Order of the Pelican.

Patrick Stewart to Star in "Lion in Winter" Remake

In 2003, Showtime filmed a remake of the classic film "A Lion in Winter" which stars Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close.

Waterbearers Challenge at Gulf Wars

The Meridian Waterbearers Guild has issued a Waterbearers' Challenge aimed at households for this year's Gulf Wars.

Black Sheep's Holy Grail Ale Pays Tribute to Monty Python

Post-Crescent: The Appleton Post-Crescent says, "Holy Grail Ale is effervescent, copper-colored ale with a floral nose and a wonderful fruity hop finish."

SCAdian Brings One-Woman Show to the National Theatre

Singer and SCA member Ellen McDaniel will present a Broadway review/trivia contest at the National Theatre in Washinton, DC February 2, 2004. Admission is free.

Michigan Groups Invited to Join Medieval Archery League

Roaring Wastes: Geoffrey Hawken of Huntingdon, a member of Scarlet Company, a 14th century free company of archers, has announced that he is forming a Medieval Archery League in southern Michigan.

A Murder in Carlisle!

No, it's not an Agatha Christie mystery but a 3rd century Roman murder victim discovered buried in a well.

Are You a Barbarian?

History Channel: Find out by taking the Barbarian Quiz on the History Channel's website.

Carolina Club Opens Doors to SCA

Chapel Hill News: The wood-paneled walls of the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill, NC, rang with the sounds of armored combat when the SCA spun its magic at a recent festival.

Controversial Film Portrays Knights Templars as Villains

News Telegraph: A controversial new film by director Ridley Scott is being criticized for portraying Arabs in a favorable light while Knights Templars are cast as the villains.

Archaeologists Rescue 14th Century Salt Ship

British archaeologists are preparing to rescue a ship found buried under mud in Cheshire, which had been originally used to store brine as part of a medieval saltworks.

Chivalry Auction Collects Funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

The second annual 12th Knight Auction in AnTir was a success with over $1000 raised for the Canadian Cancer Society.

New Exhibit on the Trevelyon Miscellany at the Folger

"Word and Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608" is on display in the main exhibition hall at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through May 22, 2004.

What's in a Name?

What's in a name? Lots, if you check out Dame Aoife's annotated list of links pertaining to names.

Cyrus Arurilius Victorious in Oertha Coronet

Cyrus Arurilius, fighting for Amber Kenna, defeated Fergus MacThomais to win the January 17, 2004, Oertha Coronet.

SCA Insurance Coverage for Trailers

Meg Baron, President, SCA Inc., comments on insurance coverage for SCA-owned trailers and the vehicles that pull them.

Settmour Swamp to Host East Kingdom Cooking Collegium

The East Kingdom Cooking Collegium will take place January 24, 2004 in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Whippany, NJ).

"Mo" Ransomed in the East Kingdom

Lady Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri of the Northern Shores Royal Travel Fund in the East Kingdom has announced that thanks to the generosity of many good gentles "Mo" has been ransomed from Robin the Hood for a sum of $125.49 CDN.

AEthelmearc Fall Coronation Photos Online

Photos of the Coronation of His Majesty Henri of AEthelmearc are now available online.

SCA Board of Directors to Meet in Calontir

The Board of Directors for the SCA will meet January 24, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA).

Kansas Reporter Gets a Taste of Medieval Combat

Topeka Capital-Journal: Reporter Tim Hrenchir of the Topeka Capital-Journal visited Calontir's recent War Maneuvers at Kansas Expocentre's Landon Arena and shared his thoughts on SCA-style medieval combat.