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An extinct beast from cave paintings may soon roam again

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Their populations shrank in the Middle Ages due to overhunting and loss of habitat to farmland, with the last female aurochs recorded to have passed ...
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Aurochs, an extinct species of large wild cattle that once inhabited vast regions of Europe, Asia and North Africa, may soon rise again. The species, one of several commonly found in Paleolithic European and Mesopotamian cave paintings, weighed as much as 3,300 pounds and featured horns with lengths in excess of two feet. Their populations shrank in the Middle Ages due to overhunting and loss of habitat to farmland, with the last female aurochs recorded to have passed away in a forest in Poland in 1627. A 'live restoration' of an aurochs bull based on a skeleton found in Germany. Note the distinctive white stripe along its spine, a feature of the species. (Photo: Jaap Rouwenhorst/Creative Commons) Despite the animal's extinction, scienti...
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Metal Whip, Linked with Black Death, Found in Abbey

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... of this type, which were constructed by weaving wires of copper alloy into a braid, were routinely used as self-punishment during the Middle Ages.
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The remains of what is likely a medieval-era metal whip known as a scourge, common after the days of the Black Death, have been found in an abbey in Nottinghamshire, UK. Whips of this type, which were constructed by weaving wires of copper alloy into a braid, were routinely used as self-punishment during the Middle Ages. Scourges were particularly popular with some monks, as they would routinely castigate themselves for sins both real and imagined in an effort to purify their souls through self-inflicted pain. The scourge came into even more widespread use after the Black Death devastated Europe. Reaching British shores in 1348, the plague not only took lives but also devastated the economy; Rufford, the region of Nottinghamshire where t...
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Meg Roland Presents at International Conference

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The theme of the 22nd annual ACMRS conference was Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance. Dr. Roland's talk, Malory's ...
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Dr. Meg Roland, English department chair, presented at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies conference in Phoenix in February 2016. The theme of the 22nd annual ACMRS conference was Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance. Dr. Roland’s talk, Malory’s Sandwich: English Portal to the Global Middle Ages, focused on the literary and international significance of the English seaport town of Sandwich, on the southeast coast of England during the 15th century. Dr. Roland’s presentation was part of a special session sponsored by ACMRS and the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence in the History of Emotions. The topic for this special session was History of Emotions 2: Marginal Conditions in Tho...
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Sarthe Le parc de séjours au Moyen Age ouvre son centre de formation

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Sarthe stays in the middle ages Park opens its training center
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Le groupe Graals promoteur du projet d'Ecoparc, parc de séjours sur le Moyen Âge, lance les premières portes ouvertes de son centre de formation ...
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Group Holy Grails project proponent of Ecoparc, stays on the middle ages Park, launches the first doors open its training center...
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Le groupe Graals promoteur du projet d'Ecoparc, parc de séjours au Moyen Âge, lance les premières portes ouvertes de son centre de formation spécialisé sur les métiers de l'animation touristique. Le tout en s'appuyant sur la thématique médiévale. « Les formations auront lieu sur le site de La Gautellerie, château du XIXe siècle entièrement rénové, situé à Thorigné sur Dué » annoncent les responsables du projet qui précisent que « ce centre est le premier de ce genre en France ». Le lieu a été mis à disposition par le conseil départemental, propriétaire. Graals Formation, centre de formation aux métiers de l'histoire vivante « forme les amateurs, les bénévoles et les professionnels de toute la France qui souhaitent développer leur experti...
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Group Holy Grails project proponent of Ecoparc, stays in the middle ages Park, launches the first doors open its training centre specialized on trades of tourist animation. All based on the medieval theme. «Training will take place on the site of La Gautellerie, Castle of the 19th century entirely renovated, located in Thorigne sur Due» announce the project leaders specifying that "this centre is the first of its kind in France. The place has been provided by the departmental Council, owner. Holy Grails training centre training of history alive "form fans, volunteers and all the France professionals wishing to develop their experti...
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Asson : deux jours au Moyen-Age

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Asson: two days in the middle-ages
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La première fête médiévale de la plaine de Nay aura lieu ce week-end. De nombreuses animations seront proposées aux visiteurs. Asson.
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The first medieval feast of the Nay plain will take place this weekend. Many activities will be offered to visitors. Asson.
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Resurrecting the auroch: Scientists are breeding cattle that resemble the extinct beasts seen in ...

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... be true aurochs and even if they were, the ancient beasts may have changed dramatically in temperament from the Pleistocene to the Middle Ages.
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Aurochs (illustrated) roamed much of Asia and Europe for 250,000 yearsAurochs roamed much of Asia and Europe for 250,000 years and were recorded by cave men in striking paintings at Lascaux, France, 17,000 years ago.But the extinct heavy cattle could soon graze European plains again, as scientists are trying to 'resurrect' them from genes found in modern cattle.The move is part of a wider trend in which experts are striving to bring back ancient animals including woolly mammoths and cave lions, as if breathing life back into the drawings of prehistoric man.Ecologists, historians and geneticists from the TaurOs Programme hope to recreate the auroch by crossbreeding, or 'back breeding' modern cattle.Unlike in the work to resurrect the wool...
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Découvrir le cahors médiéval

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Discover the medieval cahors
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Patrice Foissac a enchanté l'auditoire par ses connaissances et ses données exhaustives sur le vin de Cahors au Moyen Age. Les personnes ...
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Patrice Foissac enchanted the audience by his knowledge and its comprehensive data on wine of Cahors in the middle ages. The people...
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Publié le 05/04/2016 à 08:54 La salle attentive aux explications de M.r Foissac. Conférence exceptionnelle ce samedi 2 avril. Patrice Foissac a enchanté l'auditoire par ses connaissances et ses données exhaustives sur le vin de Cahors au Moyen Age. Les personnes nombreuses ne s'y sont pas trompées, car le sujet était sensible pour Albas en particulier, mais aussi pour avoir une vue d'ensemble de la vigne à cette période. Ce travail d'historien a séduit.On a appris qu'on produisait du vin blanc, du claret, mais que le rouge n'était pas apprécié à cette époque. Puis dans les explications de l'historien, ses références à l'occitan, notamment, ont fait vivre au plus près la vie des hommes à cette période. Autre aspect, ce «vin de nourriture»...
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Published 2016-04-05 08:54 the room listening to the explanations of M.r. Foissac. Exceptional Conference this Saturday, April 2. Patrice Foissac enchanted the audience by his knowledge and its comprehensive data on wine of Cahors in the middle ages. Many people are not deceived, because the topic was sensitive to Albas in particular, but also to have an overview of the vine in this period. This work of historian seduced. It was learned that produced white wine, claret, but that the Red was not appreciated at the time. Then in the explanations of the historian, its references to occitan, inter alia, were living in the nearest life men in this period. Another aspect, this "food wine...
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Auf ins Mittelalter : Mittelalterlebendig machen

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In the middle ages: Mittelalterlebendig do
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Schon lange ist er ein Mittelalter-Fan. Um die Epoche möglichst detailgetreu nachzustellen, braucht es viel Vorbereitung. Dazu gehört zunächst ...
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Long time ago, he is a medieval fan. To adjust the epoch as possible detail, it needs much preparation. This includes first of all...
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Vorbereitung für den nächsten Auftritt: Kurt Jendryke als Kaufmann Knut van Rieken wiegt die kostbare Zimtrinde ab, die er aus dem fernen Osten mitgebracht hat. Foto: ter Nordwalde -  Er ist ein besonderer Gast, allein schon wegen seiner Kleidung: Kurt Jendyke nimmt an der Nordwalder Hobbybörse teil, die am 16. und 17. April stattfindet. Jendyke lässt das Mittelalter lebendig werden. Eine hochinteressante, aber auch oft verkannte Zeit in der Geschichte ist das Mittelalter. Das findet auch der Nordwalder Kurt Jendryke.Wer ans Mittelalter denke, haber auch wenig gutes Benehmen und schlechte Tischmanieren im Kopf. „Dabei ist es längst nicht so, dass beim Essen die Knochen einfach hinter sich auf den Boden geworfen wurden“, sagt Jendryke. Er...
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Preparation for the next performance: Kurt Jendryke as merchant Knut van Rieken weighs the precious bark of cinnamon, which he brought from the far East. Photo: ter Nordwalde - he is a special guest, because his clothes: Kurt Jendyke to the Nordwalder Board for the hobby takes part, which will take place on 16 and 17 April. Jendyke brings the middle ages to life. A highly interesting, but often unrecognized time in the history of the middle ages. Also the Nordwalder Kurt finds that Jendryke.Wer the middle ages haber think little good manners and bad manners in the head. "It is not that long ago that eating the bones simply were thrown behind him on the ground", says Jendryke. He...
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Acht Rathauspropheten unter die Lupe genommen

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Taken eight City Hall prophets under the magnifying glass
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Die Exponate selbst befinden sich als Dauerleihgabe im Bestand des Mittelalter-Museums Schnütgen an der Cäcilienstraße, genauer auf der ...
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The exhibits itself is located on long term loan in the portfolio of the medieval Museum schnutgen at at the Cäcilienstraße, look more closely at the...
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5. April 2016 | 08:30 | red Die acht Rathauspropheten stehen auf der Empore der Cäcilienkirche. Nun hat eine TH-Absolventin die Figuren genauer unter die Lupe genommen. Bild: TH Köln/Heike Fischer Sarah Grimberg ist Absolventin des FH-Studiengangs Restaurierung und Konservierung von Kunst- und Kulturgut an der Technischen Hochschule Köln (TH Köln). In ihrer Abschlussarbeit untersuchte sie acht Rathauspropheten, die um 1440 angefertigt wurden. Die Exponate selbst befinden sich als Dauerleihgabe im Bestand des Mittelalter-Museums Schnütgen an der Cäcilienstraße, genauer auf der Westempore der Cäcilienkirche. Trotz ihres hohen Alters sind die Rathauspropheten wahrscheinlich deutlich jünger als bisher angenommen. Sie sollen um das Jahr 1440 ...
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5. April 2016. 08:30 | Red Town Hall eight prophets are in the Gallery of the Cäcilienkirche. Now a graduate of TH took the figures more closely scrutinized. Image: TH Cologne/Heike Fischer Sarah Grimberg is a graduate of the University of applied sciences course of restoration and conservation of art and cultural heritage at the University of Cologne (TH Cologne). In her thesis, she examined eight City Hall prophets, which were made around 1440. The exhibits itself is located on long term loan in the portfolio of the medieval Museum schnutgen at at the Cäcilienstraße, look more closely at the West Gallery of the Cäcilienkirche. Despite her old age, the Town Hall prophets are probably considerably younger than previously thought. You should around the year 1440...
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Agriculture helped form the modern world but also created a nightmare for our teeth

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After that first Neolithic bump for S. mutans, bacterial diversity in the human mouth pretty much remained consistent through the Middle Ages.
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Peter the Great Museum The agricultural revolution changed everything, and it's tough to overstate this fact. No longer tethered to roaming animal herds, or reliant on foraged berries, learning to grow our own food some 10,000 years ago allowed (and forced) us to settle down. But that crucial Neolithic shift came with a cost that haunts humanity to this day: It devastated our teeth. Farming grains and other carbohydrate-rich foods freed up a lot of time for our ancestors. In turn, this helped spur the development of culture, art, trade, science, and all the other things that go into complex human civilization (like news sites you read on the internet). Yet this flood of carbs made our mouths — long-adapted to a more complex diet — a fert...
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