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Draughts (Antarctica) DLP Game   


This game was found on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The building were it was found was used for sealing in the early 1800s, but the origin of the inhabitants is unknown, making it impossible to attribute this game as belonging to other known Draughts games.


8x8 board, squares alternating one blank and one with a single diagonal (top left to bottom right), with a blank square in the bottom left corner. Twelve pieces per player, one plays with round and the other with square pieces.




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Zarankin and Sentore 2005: 51.

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Senatore, M. X., A. Zarankin, M. Salerno, I. Valladares, and M. J. Cruz. 2008. Historias Bajo Cero. Arqueologío de las primeras ocupaciones humanas én Antártida. In L. A. Borrero and N. V. Franco (eds.), Arqueología del extremo sur del continente americano. Buenos Aires: Conejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, 251–283.

Zarankin, A. and M. X. Senatore. 2005. Archaeology in Antarctica: Nineteenth-CenturyCapitalism Expansion Strategies. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 9(1): 43–56.



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