We are researchers who have been studying ancient chain mail armor with the help of virtual reality—Ask us anything!
Hi Reddit! I am Martijn A. Wijnhoven, an archaeologist and PhD researcher, who spend the last years studying mail armour. I have examined many examples from the Iron Age, the Roman period and the Middle Ages. I have been collaborating with Aleksei Moskvin and Mariia Moskvina to apply virtual reality as a tool to better understand this type of armour.
Hi! I’m Aleksei Moskvin, an associate professor at Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. I use digital technologies to reconstruct and study archaeological clothing. For the past two years, I have been working with Martijn A. Wijnhoven and Mariia Moskvina on digital replication of ancient mail armour. Ask Me Anything!
Read more about our work in this article titled: 1800-year-old chain armor reconstructed using video game tech
Thanks so much for your questions! We had a lot of fun answering them, but we’ve gotta run now. We would like to thank National Geographic for arranging this AMA. Our team has exciting plans for the rest of 2021 and the forthcoming year. Some press releases are to be published in the Netherlands and the Russian Federation in the coming months. We appreciate your interest in our work. Please follow us on Academia.edu to receive updates on our latest reconstructions and surprising discoveries.
Aleksei Moskvin & Martijn A. Wijnhoven