Monday, September 28, 2009

Staffordshire Hoard Blog Round-Up

If, like me, you get frustrated by traditional media accounts of the Staffordshire Hoard, here is a round-up of blog posts, many (most? all?) of them by experts in medieval studies. I've omitted postings that are just, "have you heard?" and have instead focused on links pages and those with commentary.

Here are some with commentary:

Here are basically links pages:


  1. Thanks for the link, though everyone will now know that I had to eat my words . . . or at least chew on them a bit more.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  2. Any scholar of any merit whatsoever has had to eat his words a few times. It's all part of being on the edge of the creation of knowledge, and having the academic integrity to admit when you were wrong. If I go to long without having to withdraw something, I start to think maybe I'm not considering issues as deeply as I might.

  3. Odd -- what I gathered from mainstream media was that the ONLY thing important about this find was how much it was worth.

    And that the man who found it was unemployed.

    You mean there's something else?