Sep. 17th, 2010

amongmycabbages: (phoq elder adrian)
Some of you may have seen this come up before, but Discovery has an interesting article on the Kevlar of Alexander of Macedon's day, linothorax, or laminated linen body armor. More specifically, some researchers at the University of Wisconsin have been engaging in a little "experimental archeology" in an attempt to replicate this armor and test its capabilities.

If any of you World Civvers want to do something like this for a hands-on project, I am more than amenable. If anyone has a bow and arrow, we can even do some of our own materials testing. It's been a while but I think I could still rain feathered death from the sky at fifty paces.

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