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Issue #3 Beltaine,
a.s. XXI

Sutton Hoo Cithara
Tuning the Sutton Hoo Instrument
Natural Dyes
Good Fiction
Chicken Cooked in Clay
On Early Period Persona
Norse Dress
The Celtic "Peanut" Shield
On Marriage
Roman Sandals
Viking Boots
Using the Oxford English Dictionary
Authentic Viking Music
Roman Breads
Warping Your Loom
Early Dance
Leather Arm Armor
Printed Textiles
Old Norse Names
Honey Pork
EARLY PERIOD is published quarterly for the personal amusement of Fuiltigherne ni Ruadh O'Finn and for the advancement of early period arts, crafts, sciences and research. EARLY PERIOD deals in the pre-1066 A.D. topics of interest to persons with early period personae in the SCA or similar organizations.

Good Folk,

We are really pleased and excited by the response to Early Period. The number of paid subscribers has risen to 41 with several from outside the Kingdom of Meridies. We have received questions about subscriptions. The current rate is $10.00 per year, which starts with the first issue. Our address is:

David and Rebecca Wendelken
818 Azalea Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301 USA

Yes, we are looking for articles artwork, etc. Artwork should be basted on historic sources or depict historic events. Articles must include sources and subject matter must be pre-1066. We lean toward "how to" articles. If you have information to share and don't feel comfortable writing, we do edit. We also supply illustrations where needed. Please send submissions to the above address.

If you are interested in illustration, you might want to take a look at The Geometry of the Cross-Carpet Pages in the Lindisfarne Gospels by Jaques Cuilmuin. It is in the January 1987 issue of Speculum. Check your local library. Also of interest is the BBC production for the Horizon series called Decoding Danebury. It is the account of 10 seasons of excavations by Barry Cunliffe at the iron age hill fort of Danebury. It is reviewed in the March/April 1987 issue of Archeology (pp. 76-77). In the same issue is an article on the Corning Glass exhibition Glass of the Caesars (pp. 54-57).

Next issue will have an article on Celtic clothing, the long promised article on tablet weaving, felt making, open fire cooking adapting early helmet styles for SCA fighting and more.

Fuiltigherne and Andras

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