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Spyros Bakas MA

Member of EXARC since
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Spyros Bakas was born in Lamia, Greece in 1981. He holds an MA in Archaeology from the Archaeological Institute of the University of Warsaw/Poland specialising in Mycenaean Armor, and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialising in European and International Affairs.

He has carried out extensive Academic research on Ancient Greek Archery, Mycenaean weaponry & body armors, Ancient Greek Warfare tactics, with a series of published Academic studies, lectures and presentations. He has been awarded with the International EXARC Twinning Experimental Archaeology Award (2019) for his research on the famous Bronze Age "Sintashta Bow".

He has worked as a historical consultant, stunt assistant, cast advisor in numerous International TV productions such as: History Channel "Spartan Vengeance", Ubisoft "Assasin's Creed Odyssey Live action Trailer", BBC2 "Who were the  Greeks", ITV "Joanna Lumpley's Greek Odyssey", Russian Production "Arkaim, The Chariot of Time" , Hellenic TV "Skiritae, the Commandos of King Leonidas" and many more

He has lectured extensively around the world on Experimental Archaeology, Ancient Greek Warfare and Traditional Archery (i.e. Daejeon/S.Korea 2010, University of Warsaw/Poland 2010, Viminacium Museum/Serbia 2012, Lejre/Denmark 2012, Yencheon/S.Korea 2017, State Historical Museum of Moscow/Russia 2019). He has written or co-written many studies some of which have been published in British Archaeology Report (BAR-Archeopress) , SidestonePress and Nuova Antologia Militare (NAM).

He has participated in archaeological missions conducted by the University of Warsaw, in Palazzolo Acreide (Sicily/Italy) and Sterdyn (Poland).

He is a member of the Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery - SPTA (UK), member of the Society of Archer Antiquaries (UK), member of the EXARC international Organisation of Experimental Archaeology (DK) and member of the "Koryvantes" Association of Historical Studies (GR)