Carving

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia601503.us.archive.org/21/items/Episode33CarolinaGravestonesAndDanielPattersonsTheTrueImage/Aa-episode33DanielPatterson.mp3Podcast: Download (32.9MB) In today’s podcast we talk with folklorist Daniel Patterson who is a professor Emeritus of English and former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. Dr. Patterson has recently written a monumental work on early […]

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Jon Kay on September 17, 2012

This past weekend I got to try my hand at stone carving. It reaffirmed my belief that one of the most powerful research methods in historical craft is the hands-on approach. It is amazing how much a you can learn just by trying your hand at making a quilt, building a banjo or baking bread. […]

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Jon Kay on April 25, 2011

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode19_OldGravestonesAndNewTechnology.mp3Podcast: Download (32.7MB) In this episode I talk with Yang Cai about his research work doing 3-D scanning of gravestones and rock art. This new technology allows scholars to reveal information and patters thought lost to the ages by setting a laser line on a stone and measuring the refraction of this line, which allows […]

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