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Exploring the Cultural History of Baseball through Archaeology

Exploring the Cultural History of Baseball through Archaeology | Ancient Sports | Scoop.it
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Baseball is a sport that many Americans describe as our countries "favorite pastime" because it was what helped us get through the hard times after the Civil War. By looking into the artifacts found at old fields you can determine who attended the games and how baseball advanced as well as how our society developed at the same time. 

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Roman Ball Games

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Roman Ball Games
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The Romans played many different ball games to keep in shape and as well was for fun. Then played soccer, handball, field hockey, and many more games. Archaeologists have found many drawings of men, women, and children playing these games while excavating ancient roman tombs.

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Archaeologists Find Evidence of Ball-Playing in Ancient America

Archaeologists Find Evidence of Ball-Playing in Ancient America | Ancient Sports | Scoop.it
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In Paso de la Amada archaeologists found an ancient Mayan ball court around 3,600 years old. They have found many depictions and figurines of people playing the ball game on the court. These games were not just for fun sometimes they resulted in the beheading of the losing teams captain, this shows that the ball game meant a lot to their culture and society. 

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Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics

Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics | Ancient Sports | Scoop.it
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There is no evidence of when the Olympics actually began, but Pindar is the first person that wrote about them and he lived almost 2,500 years ago.The Olympics back then contained events for boys and events for men in which the winner was awarded a crown of leaves. Women whom were married were not allowed to watch/ attend the games but unmarried women and girls could attend. 

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