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Leatherwork from Hedeby

I’ve picked up a commission to make a Hedeby quiver. First step is to have a go at translating the relevant chapter of the standard reference, Willy Groenman van Waateringe’s  1,604 more words

Early Medieval

A (slightly fantastical) Viking Outfit

For various reasons (mostly obstinance) I don’t do a lot of 9th-11th century Scandinavian stuff (hereinafter “Viking”).  However, my sister (who lives far away) is coming with me to an east coast coronation in April and needs something to wear.   1,343 more words


Morecambe Bay training tomorrow and woodland archaeo-wanders

CBA North News

Our latest issue once again spans the variety of the CBA North region – this is not quite the last email of 2016 to you, as a further one is to come yet. 1,143 more words

E Newsletter

Landscapes of Disease Themed Issue

For the last couple years, I have been writing about a landscape-based approach to the study of infectious disease in general and historic epidemics in particular. 426 more words

History Of Medicine

Is Beckery the earliest British monastery?

A series of seven radiocarbon dates from the monastic cemetery at Beckery near Glastonbury are possibly the earliest archaeological evidence for monasticism in the British Isles. 332 more words

OETG #4 – 22 November: The Fire-Breathing Devil

In the penultimate session this semester, the religious allegory of The Panther poem seems to come to a climax.

In these lines, God, the ruler of mirth and joy, is juxtaposed against the dragon (devil) that is the origin of evil. 447 more words

Old English

First Workshop, Brussels

A week ago LVA panellists and other early medieval experts convened at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Free University Brussels) for our first project workshop. The aims of the workshop were to ensure everyone was up to date on the new recording schemes (PAN, MEDEA, DIME), and to agree on the direction that the proof-of-method would take. 1,112 more words