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Playing Moche Badminton

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This video was shot at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada and shows a group of ancient technology enthusiasts playing Moche toss, a game based on the reconstruction of an ancient Peruvian ritual activity known as Moche ceremonial badminton. The video was produced and edited by University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist Devin Pettigrew. To learn more about the equipment the players are using, visit Pettigrew's website Basketmakeratlatl.com.


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