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Roman hairstyles can be replicated without wigs. A hairstylist by day, Janet Stephens has become a "hair archaeologist" studying the intricacies of ancient Greek and Roman hairstyles. As WSJ's Abigail Pesta reports, she's been published in the academic community on her research, which she says proves the intricate hairstyles were not wigs

On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head

Roman hairstyles can be replicated without wigs. A hairstylist by day, Janet Stephens has become a "hair archaeologist" studying the intricacies of ancient Greek and Roman hairstyles. As WSJ's Abigail Pesta reports, she's been published in the academic community on her research, which she says proves the intricate hairstyles were not wigs

Middle Saxon Woman - A simple costume,in natural colours, accentuated with jewellery.  ~  Lots of early-period outfits on this site based on finds in Britain.

Middle Saxon Woman - A simple costume,in natural colours, accentuated with jewellery. ~ Lots of early-period outfits on this site based on finds in Britain.

Reconstrucción hipotética de la indumentaria de la dama (ostro)goda propietaria del denominado "Tesoro di Domagnano" ca. 500 d.C.. De “Il tesoro goto di Domagnano. La riproduzione archeologica”.

Reconstrucción hipotética de la indumentaria de la dama (ostro)goda propietaria del denominado "Tesoro di Domagnano" ca. 500 d.C.. De “Il tesoro goto di Domagnano. La riproduzione archeologica”.

A ninth century Anglo-Saxon treatment for eye infections has been used successfully to kill tenacious bacteria cultures. The ancient remedy consisting of onion, garlic, cow bile and wine might be an effective weapon against modern antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The scientists were astonished to find that the ingredients alone had little effect, but when combined they were effective at killing 90 percent of the MRSA bacteria…

A ninth century Anglo-Saxon treatment for eye infections has been used successfully to kill tenacious bacteria cultures. The ancient remedy consisting of onion, garlic, cow bile and wine might be an effective weapon against modern antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The scientists were astonished to find that the ingredients alone had little effect, but when combined they were effective at killing 90 percent of the MRSA bacteria…

Anglo-Saxon glass bead necklace discovered at Hadleigh Road Cemetary - now on display at Ipswich Museum

Anglo-Saxon glass bead necklace discovered at Hadleigh Road Cemetary - now on display at Ipswich Museum

"Butlers Field Grave 14 copper alloy 'pyxide' container. Photograph courtesy of M.Bunker." "Commonly a late 7thC object associated with female graves, usually containing pins, thread, plant remains and scraps of textiles and other materials. Possibly a container of items of some personal significance to the owner rather than a practical 'workbox' or needle case." Wulfheodenas

"Butlers Field Grave 14 copper alloy 'pyxide' container. Photograph courtesy of M.Bunker." "Commonly a late 7thC object associated with female graves, usually containing pins, thread, plant remains and scraps of textiles and other materials. Possibly a container of items of some personal significance to the owner rather than a practical 'workbox' or needle case." Wulfheodenas

Königinnen der Merowinger - Wisigard's circlet. Compare w/Kentish brocaded bands, pin suites with gems

Königinnen der Merowinger - Wisigard's circlet. Compare w/Kentish brocaded bands, pin suites with gems

a short small mantle worn around the shoulders and over the head. Here the hair is worn in a very simple way. High status ladies still had the opportunity for elaborate display, but covering the hair reduced the opportunity for elaborate hairstyles. St. Paul wrote that as woman was made of man, for man she should wear a veil on her head, a visible symbol of man’s authority over her.

a short small mantle worn around the shoulders and over the head. Here the hair is worn in a very simple way. High status ladies still had the opportunity for elaborate display, but covering the hair reduced the opportunity for elaborate hairstyles. St. Paul wrote that as woman was made of man, for man she should wear a veil on her head, a visible symbol of man’s authority over her.

Braided hairstyle based on Valkyrie knot (styling and hairpiece by Viscountess Lorissa)

Viking Age head-coverings

Braided hairstyle based on Valkyrie knot (styling and hairpiece by Viscountess Lorissa)

Anglo-Saxon Polyhedral Earring A bronze polyhedral earring element of Frankish type with D-shaped hole to accept the earring, one face with a loop and another with gilt sheet silver bands to two triangular and one rhomboidal socket, two with garnet cloison inserts. 26 grams, 21mm (3/4") Don't know if it was worn as an earring or a pendant.

Anglo-Saxon Polyhedral Earring A bronze polyhedral earring element of Frankish type with D-shaped hole to accept the earring, one face with a loop and another with gilt sheet silver bands to two triangular and one rhomboidal socket, two with garnet cloison inserts. 26 grams, 21mm (3/4") Don't know if it was worn as an earring or a pendant.