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New Entry from "The Cold Table": More Archaeology--The Endurance of Cheese
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Okay, this post should catch me up on blog posts I did not re-post here.

This one is about news reports of an ancient tomb in Egypt where one of the grave finds is...cheese. A really large cheese. Now it's as hard as stone, but it helps back up reports from Central Europe of cheesemaking 7,000 years ago, though the Egyptian cheese is only 3,200 years old. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "The Cold Table": Ask the Past--Interesting Tidbits About Food and Other Things
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In which I alert my readers to a fascinating Blog that consists of snippets from the period equivalent of Heloise's hints and dollar stretchers--for periods starting with the Roman era. Curious? Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": Getting Dressed in the 14th Century
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In which I alert my readers to a fascinating YouTube video series by a Lincolnshire production company about historic costume in England. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": Behold...A Sock!
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This entry was a progress report on my Skoldehamn sock project. It turned out to have been unnecessary--the pair was finished sooner than I thought they would be, largely due to a bout of flu that has kept me from doing anything more intellectual, or that requires me to sit up for longer periods of time. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": Skoldehamn Socks--Finished!
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I now have a hand-sewn pair of plausibly Viking socks. If this interests you, go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": Back to the "Touchwood Belt"
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Why yes, this refers to my long-delayed attempt to recreate, at least visually, the costume of the Volva or seer described in the Saga of Eric the Red, why do you ask? Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": New Project--Skoldehamn Socks!
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Yes, I'm sewing myself a pair of wool cloth socks. Based on the remains of a pair found on the remains of a human body at Skoldehamn and dated to the late 11th century CE or thereabouts. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "The Cold Table" : Stone Age Bread
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Did you know that flatbread dates to the Stone Age? Neither did I, nor did anyone else--until now. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "Loose Threads": A Tiny Epiphany
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This one's just a small rumination about handspinning--a skill, by the way, that I have yet to learn. Go here for the entry.
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New Entry from "The Cold Table" : The Iceman's Last Meal
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In which I summarize some findings of Italian researchers about the last meal of Ötzi, the Stone Age man whose remains were found in the Alps over 20 years ago. It was a high meat, high fat meal. Go here for the entry.
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