Monthly Archives: February 2011

Catching Cupid’s Disease

Late last week our osteoarchaeologist Carmelita Troy made a gruesome discovery amongst an otherwise unremarkable post medieval skeletal assemblage. One of the individuals displayed signs on her remains that she had been suffering from the advanced stages of a serious infectious disease, an ailment which had a particularly … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolg! A Mysterious Festival in the Celtic Calendar

Imbolg falls on the first week of February. The Celtic calendar had two principal festivals, Samhain in November and Bealtaine in May. Separating these two main festivals were two lesser celebrations, Imbolg (in February) and Lugnasad (in August). Of all … Continue reading

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