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British women loading flax

Rigs Oral railway buckle

Czech Flax Spinners

Estonian worker

Siberian fur trappers


medieval port

St Margaret's Church High Bentham

Irish Colleen

flax woman with spindle

line swinglers

low Bentham north track

old Tallin

new Zealand flax

Peregrin falcon

ploughing Vologda

rabbit Reval in snow Reval harbour


Riga Dredger


flax foot treadle

scutched flax


scutching flax

Weeding the flax field in Belgium

spinning hemp in Breton























After looking at hundreds of dice in dozens of museums and archaeological depots across the Netherlands, Eerkens and his co-author, Alex de Voogt, of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, were able to assemble and analyze a set of 110 carefully dated, cube-shaped dice. Their findings were published in the journal Acta Archaeologica in December. The researchers found that:
-- Dice made before 400, or in Roman times, are highly variable in shape, size, material and configuration of numbers.
-- Dice are very rare between 400 and 1100, corresponding to the Dark Ages.
-- When dice reappear around 1100 they are predominantly in the "primes" configuration, where opposite numbers tally to prime numbers (1-2; 3-4; 5-6), a numbering style that was also popular in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Early medieval dice also tend to be quite small relative to their Roman predecessors.
-- Around 1450 the numbering system quickly changed to "sevens" where opposite sides add up to seven (6-1; 5-2; 3-4). Dice also became highly standardized in shape, and also were made larger again. Standardization may be, in part, a by-product of mass production.


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