Lab Summary Week 8: Tactics

Introduction This week in Experimental Archaeology, we learned about ancient Greek and Roman military tactics by recreating ancient battle equipment and army formations on the Mini Bald Spot. Before lab, we read about the different tactics of the Greek hoplites, Greek phalanxes, and Roman maniples. In a hoplite, soldiers stood close together with interlocking shields…

Week 8: Group D Tactics Lab Data

Group D: Ann Beimers, Will Brewster, Em Jahn, Morgan Dieschbourg For this week’s lab on tactics, collective involvement in the various types of movement and action was key in gaining insight into ancient Greek and Roman military formations. Initial questions: How fast is the learning curve? In a group, can we accomplish all three tactics:…

Group F Week 8 Data Collection: Tactics

This week’s experiment into ancient military formations ended up being much more experiential than it was experimental. The questions we were investigating, such as the learning curve for each formation and ease of tactics or holding positions, are quite subjective metrics to try to quantify and so we generally asked ourselves how we were feeling…