Saturday, October 27, 2007

One of the great dangers of archaelogy. . .to life and limb! Lance kills TV's Time Team jouster
A professional jouster died after a lance splintered in his eye in a freak accident during a re-enactment for a popular TV show.

Paul Allen, 54, was being filmed in a mock joust for the Channel 4 archaeology series Time Team when a fragment from a balsa-wood lance entered the eye-slit of his helmet and penetrated his eye socket.

He was taken to hospital after the September 13 incident at Rockingham Castle and was said to be "stable".

But yesterday it emerged he had died a week later.

That's the whole thing. Condolences to his friends and family from the ArchaeoBlog community.