archaeology

Well preserved Iron Age village uncovered in Denmark

From Past Horizons: During evaluation of land prior to the construction of a new hospital in Aalborg, Northern Denmark, archaeologists uncovered an Iron Age village dating back around 2000 years. The settlement differs from other sites of this period because of its well preserved condition, including a number of houses complete with fireplaces, chalk floors… Continue reading Well preserved Iron Age village uncovered in Denmark

Asatru · news · prisoner rights

Asatru Prisoner News: Sessing v. Beard

On January 2, 2014, the California U.S. District Court dismissed the case of Sessing v. Beard. The case involved an Asatru inmate, Nathan Sessing, who alleged that: Asatru faith mandates regular outdoor ceremonies on sanctified plots with specific facilities similar to the outdoor worship area available to American Indian religious adherents at CSATF. Defendants denied… Continue reading Asatru Prisoner News: Sessing v. Beard

History · runes

How to Tweet from Another Century

Pretty interesting talk about how the modern Twitter phenomenon has its antecedents in Medieval Scandinanvian rune-sticks, which were used to jot down little bits of information such as: “Gyða says you should go home.” “They are both living together, Clumsy-Kari and and Vilhjalm’s wife.” “Ingebjorg loved me when I was in Stavanger.” “Arni the priest… Continue reading How to Tweet from Another Century