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Fwd: Human Heights, again

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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    ... I am fairly certain that I read somewhere that the Roman army made armour based upon a soldier of 5 feet 4 inches; which is pretty short by today s
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 4, 2000
      More evidence on sizes:

      > I am fairly certain that I read somewhere that the Roman army made armour
      > based
      > upon a soldier of 5 feet 4 inches; which is
      > pretty short by today's standards, for northern Europe, at least.
      > The skeletons recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, averaged 5 foot
      > eight,
      > which is a shade under the UK average today, but only a shade.
    • Julia Palffy
      Thanks for the reference about the armour, that s what we needed! When did the Mary Rose sink? I guess that s much later in history, so of course they d be
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 5, 2000
        Thanks for the reference about the armour, that's what we needed!
        When did the Mary Rose sink? I guess that's much later in history, so of
        course they'd be much closer in size to us...

        Julia Palffy
        Zug, Switzerland
        jupalffy@...
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