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by Cormac
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bark Shield
Replies: 0
Views: 835

Bark Shield

Just something that popped up in my timeline not too long ago that may be of interest. I don't know how old the article really is.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... Lcv7xJ-NNk
by Cormac
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How-To Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: How-To Videos

Either or both. But I'm also thinking about Iron Age skills such as making wattle walls, stone oven, fire starting, grinding grain, etc.
by Cormac
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How-To Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 759

How-To Videos

I've been playing around with the idea of making blacksmithing and/or iron age skills videos, but I have no idea what sort of topics might be of interest.

Any thoughts? Any interest?
by Cormac
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cooling vessels
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Cooling vessels

Very interesting! Now that I know about these clay vessels I'll be certain to keep my eyes out for similar ones at Celtic digs. Since the main functionality of these is the evaporation through the unglazed container, it's entirely possible Celtic pottery also had this feature. Perhaps in conjunction...
by Cormac
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Period lighting
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Plans & Horn

It looks pretty straight forward to construct, unless you're going for a copy then there's a fair amount of decorative detail to emulate. Although I'm by no means an expert on this, I think you may be able to soak the horn in boiling water to make it more pliable. Additionally, the horn may start to...
by Cormac
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brewer's Guild Historic Research
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Guilds

Although I have been following this discussion, I was hanging back until what I feel is a key point could be illuminated further. Are guilds appropriate to begin with; how far back do they date? Since my academic resources on this topic are limited I asked at livinghistory.ie where it turned out tha...
by Cormac
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Surviving the Iron Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Iron Age Life

You're very welcome. Yes, I would *love* to locate the original 1970's show and see it in its entirety. I was also pleased that they included Barry Cunliffe's "ah-ha!" moments when he was able to rectify what he had always seen in the archaeological evidence with what was going on with the "re-enact...
by Cormac
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Surviving the Iron Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: Surviving the Iron Age

Have you had time to watch the mp4's? What did you think of them? I found it very interesting that they decided to build the roundhouses while camping on site, and just how much of an improvement even they were over "modern" (1979) camping equipment. The other thing I found interesting was the frict...
by Cormac
Fri May 07, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Surviving the Iron Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: Surviving the Iron Age

Nuts. I've got to check my account settings. I'm not longer subscribed to these threads. Anyway, yes, I can get you a copy. It's currently divided into 6 - ~25MB mp4 files. If you want them that way I'll set up an ftp area. Otherwise, I'll proceed with my long term goal of stitching them into a cohe...
by Cormac
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Surviving the Iron Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Feedback comments

@Comyn - Yes, I would have loved to have seen more of a documentary approach. I think it could have been better (even with "civilians") if they simply didn't focus on the "reality tv" aspects. BTW, I have captured the original 1970's SIA which is significantly more "documentary" in nature. The video...