Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time to Bone Up on Your Knowledge of Body Armour

And what better place to start than with a recent discovery of a mostly intact set of body armour made out of bones:

From the post at i09:
Archaeologists working near Omsk in Siberia have discovered a complete suit of bone armor that likely belonged to an elite warrior. Found in near perfect condition, the unique armor dates back to the Bronze Age.
A suit of armor like this, which was buried at a depth of 1.5 meters and found without its unknown owner, has never been seen before in the Omsk region. Further analysis is required, but preliminary estimates place it between 3,500 to 3,900 years old. The artifact was found near the Irtysh River at a site of a sanatorium where there are plans to build a five star hotel.
Is it just me or does this look like it could be the first hockey outfit?