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Sunday, August 14, 2011


It's back to the Archaeological Sports Desk over at Chicanonautica at La Bloga, with a look at the PreColumbian ball game. People have been recreating the game lately. Here's some of the mutations and variations:

See what happens with the addition of a volleyball net:

And if a traditional court can't be found, a basketball court will do:

At a festival, you can set up and put on quite a show:

Or it can be a ritual for the tourists:

It's no surprise that we're seeing slick, corporate productions:

So let's go out with a ball of fire:

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