Medieval

Norse woven textiles definitely were acquired by Thule people much farther to the north and during the late 13th century. The AMS date received from Skraeling Island helps to narrow the age of the woven woolen cloth recovered there, and implies that interactions between the Norse and Thule Inuit may have begun almost as soon as these Arctic pioneers arrived from Alaska [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Medievalists
Archaeologists using high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in southeastern Norway. [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Medievalists
A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in medieval poo. [...]
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Medievalists
Ecological data reveals urban populations lasted long after royal abandonment of the Khmer city in the 10th century. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: Medievalists






Medieval selfies and the earliest selfie-stick

Selfies are by no means an exclusively modern phenomenon. During the Middle Ages artists would portray themselves, even realistically. The person seen here made two selfies of himself and even tells us his name: “Rufillus”, Latin for The Redheaded. In the top image he is using a stick to support his arm so as to make a better picture. I like to think it is the earliest example of a [...]

Sat, Sep 22, 2018
Source: Erik Kwakkel | Medieval Mauscripts

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