SCA as "exercise in experimental archaeology"

Medieval military historian Kevin Reid sees the SCA as an "exercise in experimental archaeology," and happily participates as Sir Ragnarr in the Evansville, Indiana chapter. Mark Wilson of the Courier-Press spoke with Reid and others at the annual Medieval Fair demo. (photos)

"You can see a piece of armor in a museum, but you really don't know much about how it worked, how it was used until you use it yourself," Reid told Wilson as they discussed the full-contact sport of SCA armored combat.