Today's edition: All History Blog, all the time! It'll be a bit sketchy this time, as I'm still recovering from the crud, but wanted to share a couple things anyway.
In truly VINTAGE clothing news - the oldest known woven garment, a linen "dress" dating back 5,000 years. For any enthusiastic historical sew-er out there, you will find a link to patterns and instructions to recreate the dress!
The gruesome genesis of a literary classic - the execution of Martha Brown in 1856 Dorchester, and the sixteen-year-old author whose legacy it helped to inspire.
Sometimes, in archaeology, it's the little things that make the most fascinating study. And what is littler than a cockroach's footprint?