Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some examples of archery targets from the 14th-17th centuries, which show how they range from apparently improvised backstops to purpose-built shelters and structures.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A few images from the new linkspage on keyrings, keychains, and how keys were carried.

It focuses on the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but there’s a few bits from late Antiquity and up through about the middle of the 17th century.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
gemmacorrell:

Verily, I must apologise for all of the glaring errors and historical inaccuracies in this one.(via Four Eyes Comic Strip on GoComics.com)

gemmacorrell:

Verily, I must apologise for all of the glaring errors and historical inaccuracies in this one.

(via Four Eyes Comic Strip on GoComics.com)

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Interesting-looking new book out.
Between 2007 and 2012 the Department for Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute from Zagreb and the Department of Humanistic Studies of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice collaborated in the recording, underwater excavation and analysis of the unusually well-preserved wreck of a 16th century Venetian merchantman in the Sveti Pavao shallow off the southern shore of the island of Mljet, Croatia. The shipwreck preserved many personal possessions of the crew as well as a number of bronze artillery pieces and the remains of a cargo of luxury and richly decorated ceramic material from Iznik and other oriental workshops. Although the excavation is not complete, this volume presents the results of the project so far. The methodological and technical aspects of the underwater investigation of the site, mainly by photogrammetry, are described; the historical and archaeological context of navigation in the late Medieval period in the eastern Mediterranean discussed; and the recovered artefacts described and catalogued in detail, together with the remains of the ship and its equipment that, because of depth and of problems of conservation, have been left in situ. The conservation and restoration of the finds are described in an appendix.

Interesting-looking new book out.

Between 2007 and 2012 the Department for Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute from Zagreb and the Department of Humanistic Studies of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice collaborated in the recording, underwater excavation and analysis of the unusually well-preserved wreck of a 16th century Venetian merchantman in the Sveti Pavao shallow off the southern shore of the island of Mljet, Croatia. The shipwreck preserved many personal possessions of the crew as well as a number of bronze artillery pieces and the remains of a cargo of luxury and richly decorated ceramic material from Iznik and other oriental workshops. Although the excavation is not complete, this volume presents the results of the project so far. The methodological and technical aspects of the underwater investigation of the site, mainly by photogrammetry, are described; the historical and archaeological context of navigation in the late Medieval period in the eastern Mediterranean discussed; and the recovered artefacts described and catalogued in detail, together with the remains of the ship and its equipment that, because of depth and of problems of conservation, have been left in situ. The conservation and restoration of the finds are described in an appendix.
Friday, August 1, 2014 Thursday, July 31, 2014

I’ve posted a new linkspage on beaded veils.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Some #MuseumCats and their people, from the cats in the Middle Ages & Renaissance linkspage.