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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Norse info

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  • Peter Holland
    Make sure you check out the Viking Answer Lady http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/index.shtml This is the best site for most things Norse and it has links to
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 27, 2009
      Make sure you check out the Viking Answer Lady
      http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/index.shtml
      This is the best site for most things Norse
      and it has links to other great sites
      Good luck
      Svipdagr

      On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Coblaith Muimnech
      <Coblaith@...>wrote:

      >
      >
      > Dane asked:
      > > I was thinking of doing Viking era, i was wondering if anyone had
      > > any resources or knowledge for clothing, arts and science,
      > > suggestions for why its a good era or maybe suggestions why it isnt
      > > and some options on which is.
      >
      > Stefan commented:
      > > Personally, I think we have more than enough Viking era Norse. If
      > > you looked only at the SCA you'd think that all the Norse died out
      > > at the end of the Viking era. :-) But it does have the advantage of
      > > a lot of material being readily available.
      >
      > Not really. There are a number of sites that have yielded really
      > cool artifacts from the Viking Age (especially metalwork), but
      > there's still a lot about that period that's completely unknown. The
      > clothes you see people with Viking Age personae wearing at events are
      > almost entirely speculative, for example. We have very, very little
      > in the way of surviving garments from the period, so a lot is based
      > on articles buried centuries before the Viking Age began (like the
      > Thorsbjerg trousers, for example) or centuries after it ended (like
      > the Herjolfsnes tunics) and on guesses (educated or not) based on
      > stylized images from period artwork and little scraps of cloth that
      > have survived.
      >
      > Coblaith Muimnech
      > <mailto:Coblaith@... <Coblaith%40sbcglobal.net>>
      > <http://coblaith.net>
      >
      >


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