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More Information On The Half Axe.

Half-Axe Information.Basically the half axe was larger than a tomahawk but smaller than a felling axe.https://www.furtradetomahawks.com/half-axes---21.htmlcamp axe: an axe with a lighter head (2 1/4 lb.) than a regular axe and a handle that measures around...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Dec 2019

Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa

Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa.For thousands of years, bottle gourds have been cultivated for use the world over as drinking vessels, medicine bottles and even fishing bobs. A new study looks at how they got to the Americas from their...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2019

New Additions To My Equipment.

17th-century Jamestown settlers unwind silk fiber from cocoonsdetail of a painting by NPS artist Sydney KingI know, usually I am looking to remove things from my knapsack, but I had a reason to add some things recently. A long time ago a close friend...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Nov 2019

Spence's Old Powder Horn.

No date on Spences horn, but obviously it looks pretty old, & Spence's images were so good I just had to ask Spence if I could use his images. Thanks Mate, very much appreciated.Spence being Spence he just had to put this old horn back into service,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Nov 2019

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia.

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia NORRIS, Tenn. – As the leaves begin to change and an Autumn chill sets in, the Museum of Appalachia will host two entertaining family-friendly events.Fall Heritage Fridays,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2019

Experience 18th century life at Daniel Boone Homestead.

Experience 18th century life at Daniel Boone HomesteadEvent: Heritage Day – An Eighteenth-Century ExperienceWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, Exeter TownshipAdmission: $7 for...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Sep 2019

Pirate Events Calendar.

Events & Vendors*For additional upcoming events please visit Pirates & Privateers.Buccaneer Days from 3 to 6 October 2019 in Catalina, CaliforniaPirate Invasion from 4 to 6 October 2019 in Mystic, ConnecticutPirates of Emerson Haunted...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Sep 2019

How to Make Snipe Hinges

My thanks to Gus over at The Minuteman forum for the heads up on this video. Much appreciated Gus.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Sep 2019

‘A Gift from the King’ – a Guest Post by Daniel Williams of King Charles I Return

My name is Daniel Williams. For a year and a half, I have been recreating King Charles I and faithfully bringing him to life to the delight (and sometimes bemusement) of the public. My travels have taken me around the UK from Scotland to Isle of Wight...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 12 Sep 2019

Museum of Appalachia to Host “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition - September 13th & 14th

Museum of Appalachia P.O. Box 1189, Norris, TN 37828 Phone: 865-494-7680 or 494-0514 E-mail: janmarshall@museumofappalachia.org www.museumofappalachia.orgMuseum of Appalachia to Host “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition - September 13th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Sep 2019

Tools Made from Rasps or Files

Tools Historic Maritime I (1607-1676): The First Colonial Dominion The Davistown Museum - Tools Made from Rasps or Files 31-Jul-14 Blacksmiths re-use worn or damaged files and rasps by making them into something else. All the tools listed here are also...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2019

Wooden Clothing Buttons.

Wooden Clothing Buttons.Wood buttons were also made in colonial crafts shops and homes. During the 18th century, most wooden buttons were plain and utilitarian. In 1770, Benjamin Randolph advertised his apple, holy, and laurel buttons (Luscomb, ix). Decorated...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Aug 2019

Pirates & Privateers Newsletter.

https://pub47.bravenet.com/bravemailer/v2/online.php?id=861&usernum=3977197897&e=historicaltrekker%40gmail.com&cname=Keith
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Aug 2019

Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers. A New History!

Aboriginal farm near Mount Franklin. Picture Credit: Culture Victoria.https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/decolonising-agriculture-bruce-pascoes-dark-emu/; Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers . A New Australian History.It seems that what we...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jul 2019

Pirate Living History.

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_591c3d64-962b-11e9-997c-fbd42bc1378e.html
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Jul 2019

Replica of 17th-century ship visits Rondout Waterfront in Kingston from Aug. 10-14

https://www.dailyfreeman.com/lifestyle/replica-of-th-century-ship-visits-rondout-waterfront-in-kingston/article_11bcc044-ac13-11e9-936d-1fc37f51a137.html
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Jul 2019

A 4 Bore Miquilet Wall Gun.

PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/807503882;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Jul 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Philip D. Weaver on the Court-Martial of New York Captain Joel Pratt

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor, independent researcher, and living historian Philip D. Weaver on the story of New York Captain... The post This Week on Dispatches: Philip D. Weaver on the Court-Martial...

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.