Re: [Authentic_SCA] Mohawks, Hair Gel, and Manicures... Bog Men With Style
> > >Now I finally have a reason to paint my nails... :-)http://www.stonepages.com/news/archives/001690.html
>>it'd be interesting to find out what they used to do their nails. the
> >article doesn't really say. anyone feel like digging?
Carbon testing, for example, showed that Clonycavan man died between
392- 201 BCE and Oldcroghan man from 362-175 BCE. One of these
experts is Don Brothwell, the York University archaeologist who led
the scientific investigation of Lindow Man, the bog body found in
Cheshire (England) in 1984.
So a bit early for most SCA reenactment.
- I don't know what they used to paint their nails, probably berry juice or
something like that, but there are references to fingernail painting in
period literature - specifically scarlet! Lisa Bitel refers to it in her
book "Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender in Early Ireland". If someone
could come up with the original source, that would be great!
"it'd be interesting to find out what they used to do their nails. the
article doesn't really say. anyone feel like digging?"
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