Category Archives: archaeology

The online EXARC journal has a short article about bronze spiral decoration in textiles. Kitty Lux of the Ukulele Orchestra died about two weeks ago, here’s her obituary. I’m really sad – and feel very privileged to have seen and … Continue reading

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Romans are quite fascinating, with their mass-produced goods and their incredible logistical shenanigans like aquaeducts and streets. They are also… weird. In a way, at least – they’d probably consider us modern people at least as weird as we see … Continue reading

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Birka is a rather well-known find place for quite a few textiles, including tablet-woven bands, and a frequently cited resource. The publications are not the newest, and in this case, it’s in our favour – they are old enough to … Continue reading

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Time for a post about interesting things, some of which you can participate in! If you are in the Southampton area, there’s a project about dexterity in flintknapping:With motion capture. How cool is that! If you’re more on the other … Continue reading

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The sun is shining, it’s cold outside, and here are things from around the Internet! There’s a project on indiegogo to get a Mini-Mill from Canada all the way to Iceland, to spin the wool from local sheep into nice … Continue reading

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Aarhus University Press has another free e-book of the month that might be of interest for you: Things from the Town. Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-Age Kaupang. It’s a thick volume with its 485 pages, listing many different items. The … Continue reading

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Continuing from yesterday, for your amusement wants and procrastination needs – more links! To things! The Atlantic has a piece about how the current incentives and structures make science worse, not better – The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science. Textilis … Continue reading

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