Explore some of the more prominent weapons used by ancient armies in the western world. Examples include: slings, swords, shields, etc. Examine how the weapons were made, how they were used and, to a limited extent, how effective they were. Join us as we peer behind the curtain of ancient battles and learn about the weapons of the everyday soldier.

Since middle school, Richard Field has been an avid student of history in general and military history in particular. He earned his BS and MS from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He earned an MA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe and a PhD from UNM. Field has taught at Albuquerque Academy since 1992, where he began teaching world history and senior humanities in 1994. He is also a contributor to Ancient History Magazine.