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While this is making the rounds on social media, I felt it worth resharing here for those who might not have seen it. Dr. Jane Malcom-Davies (whom some might know from Tudor Tailor) has a peer-reviewed article on scientific reconstruction of dress and textiles. I simply cannot love this enough.
A recent article from the Smithsonian shows a change in theory on why the Norse in Greenland disappeared. The article is fascinating, but I also love the discussion on how we need to reevaluate thinking as new evidence arises.
The headline below links to the article!
Another article from Science Magazine on the topic.
(Click the image below to go to the article!)
The Lendbreen was an exceptionally exciting find a few years ago, and I am very looking forward to seeing the reconstructions mentioned in this article. (This new piece has some nice info on the wool itself!)
Last month a metal detectorist in Scotland discovered an exceptionally large find of Viking metal work. Several articles have surfaced since then (including a few with photos) and can be found at the links below:
I am mother to a billion cats and am on journey to recreate the past via costume, textiles, culture and food.
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Blogroll of SCA & Costume Bloggers
Below is a collection of some of my favorite places online to look for SCA and historic costuming information.
More Amie Sparrow - 16th Century German Costuming
Gianetta Veronese - SCA and Costuming Blog
Grazia Morgano - 16th Century A&S
Mistress Sahra -Dress From Medieval Turku
Loose Threads: Cathy's Costume Blog
Mistress Mathilde Bourrette - By My Measure: 14th and 15th Century Costuming
More than Cod: Exploring Medieval Norway