From the NY Times: A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and… Read More »Satellite detects evidence of another Viking North American settlement
My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine, Health.com., and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.
Article from the University of Southern Denmark: “Being rich in the Middle Ages led to an unhealthy life” Summary: In the Middle Ages only wealthy town… Read More »The wealthy and lead poisoning in the Middle Ages
From Fox News: Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological… Read More »Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon Island
From the BBC: A “huge” Norman castle wall has been discovered during the redevelopment of the former Gloucester prison. Archaeologist Neil Holbrook said the “massive… Read More »Norman castle discovered beneath a Gloucester prison
From The Guardian: Evidence of quarrying for Stonehenge’s bluestones is among the dramatic discoveries leading archaeologists to theorise that England’s greatest prehistoric monument may have… Read More »Was Stonehenge first constructed in Wales?
From the Archaeology News Network: Their exploits are more linked to the Northern Isles and the west coast of Scotland, with monastries raided, islanders murdered… Read More »Viking connection to Northeast Scotland
From Fox News: Goran Olsen was enjoying a leisurely hike recently in Norway when he stopped near the fishing village of Haukeli, about 150 miles… Read More »Hiker finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword
From Fox News: The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century… Read More »50 graves discovered at medieval pilgrimage site in England