Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Greeks! Huh!

Archaeologists Don't Jump! (According to some!)

Sport & Olympics in Archaeology

In the spirit of this year of celebration and competition, this month SAW  participants not only absorbed the basics of the history of sports since the first Olympics, but also engaged in a little physical exercise as well!

We started everyone off with some simple 'Calisthenics', (meaning 'Greek' & 'strength'), otherwise known as 'warm-up' exercises. This aspect of 'archaeological research appealed to some SAW  participants more than others! 

The we experimented with various archaeologically evidenced games, such as 'Hobby-Horse Circus Maximus'...

Ben Hur rides again!

This horse missed his oats this morning!
This horse did have oats for breakfast!

Skittles, moving-target shooting and boules! It was edge-of-your-seat stuff!

The tension is mounting!

"You cannot be serious!"

Everyone displayed the best of sporting spirits and received a medal for taking part.

Saturday Archaeology Workshops now takes a break from its regular monthly sessions until September 2012, but you can see 'archaeology-in-action' and find out more about SAW , if you come along to see our excavations. 'Digging the Dirt', part of the Festival of British Archaeology, takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July at Priory Country Park, Bedford.

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