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Gary Teuscher





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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Average Height         Reply with quote

According to studies of human remains, it seems that in the 10th century or so a male's average height was about 5'8" inches in europe, prior to the Black Death, Mini Ice Age, and Industrial revolution at which time the height went down.

I was curious, is there any info as to average height of different time periods based on armour?

Might have to be a grain of salt with this though, armour was of course most often for the wealthy, who should be a bit taller than average, better nutrition, living condidions, etc. etc.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Height in Period         Reply with quote

Check out these threads they will have some info and discussion.

Period Height

Tall Armours

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Gary, I don't know about average heights over different times and places, but if you wanted to use armour as a guide, I doubt armour would be of much help, as only full suits (non composites) would be useful in determining an individuals height, and those are few, and were only used for a short period of time.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Since we have existing threads covering this topic, can any further discussion happen in one of those so we don't end up with info in duplicate places?
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