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Staffordshire Hoard gallery as never seen before

SCA Today - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:40

The discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard is undoubtedly some of the greatest news in archaeology in the past decade. The incredible collection of Anglo-Saxon gold is on display at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Now you can watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the exhibit.

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2015-03-28 - Stone Dog XI

Midrealm Calendar - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 22:00

Gladiator combat "less about bloodshed and more about drama"

SCA Today - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:13

Ancient history expert Prof. Garrett Fagan of Pennsylvania State University knows a lot about gladiators and shared some of his knowledge at a 2014 conference. Included in the discussion was his research on Roman gladiatorial combat, more spectacle than blood bath, he found.

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2015-03-28 - Stone Dog XI

Midrealm Calendar - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:00

How to research medieval games

SCA Today - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:08

In a discussion on Linked In, SCA member Jeff Johnston reports that he has published his research on medieval games on his HubPages website. The article is entitled Researching Medieval Games.

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Belegarth takes up swords in Chicago

SCA Today - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:30

Caleigh Fleming enjoys medieval combat, and also having a safe place to enjoy "nerd" activities, so she helped to bring the Galahad Medieval Combat Society to Columbia University in Chicago. The group takes part in a medieval combat game known as Belegarth. The Columbia Chronicle has the story. (photo)

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"Battle, Bricks and Bridges" lead experts to the truth about the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits

SCA Today - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:27

"Archaeology is an evolving process so you always learn more and more," said archaeologist Paul Logue from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, about new discoveries on the 16th century Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits in County Fermanagh, Ireland.

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Proposed Change to Corpora -- Chirurgeon's Office

SCA Today - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:05

The SCA Board of Directors is requesting commentary on a proposal to amend Corpora to close the office of the Chirurgeonate.

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Expecting Mongols in Walmart

SCA Today - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:06

"During 10 days in June 2016, the SCA will transform the entire fairgrounds into a scene out of medieval Europe, complete with feasts, dancing, blacksmithing, jousting and archery competitions," writes Anthony Schoettle of the Indiana Business Journal about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Newcastle Museum to permanently display Lindisfarne Hoard

SCA Today - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:32

In 2003, Richard Mason, a builder from Rothbury, England discovery a pottery jug in the foundation of a Lindisfarne house. The jug, and its contents of gold and silver coins dating to Tudor times, will now be on permanent display at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, thanks to public donations and heritage grants. (photo)

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Re-enactors "cross-pollinate" at Re-enactor Recruitment Day in Pennsylvania

SCA Today - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:12

Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)

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