The Association of Historical Studies "KORYVANTES" is pleased to announce the publication of the book titled "Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor - Unravelling the Linothorax Mystery" of the distinguished professor of the Wisconsin University (U.S.A) an friend of our Association Prof Gregory Aldrete.
This team project in which participated also Scott Bartell an Alicia Aldrete was based in experimental research that took place between 2008-2012 in the Wisconsin University and earned the prize for Experimental Archaeology poster of the USA Archaeological institute for year 2010 (Linothorax Project) It is the most comprehensive academic work today on the nature and function of line cuirasses from the Archaic to Hellenistic Era, though a detailed documentation of the archaeological and literary sources and also the extensive testing of the reconstructed specimens resistance by shooting various arrow types against them.
The work and experimental research of the Association of Historical Studies “Koryvantes” in collaboration with the armorer Dimitrios Katsikis in the construction and testing of linen-cuirasses is shown repeatedly in the pages of the book as example of prime reconstruction of scale reinforced linen armors in the world and as unique example of an Organization that does a systematic in-depth study by experimentation on equipment and battle tactics.
The hard work of our Association about Ancient Greek equipment is recognized internationally for once more by distinguished academics and is mentioned as reference in prestigious academic publications.
We thank Professor Gregory Aldrede of this important reference that honors our Association.