From The National Geographic
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic
Though Voorhies will likely never know the purpose of the Chantuto circles [see earlier post], the new theory has already changed how she sees the prehistoric foragers, she said.
"I've spent a great deal of my life thinking about these particular people," she said, and the unexpected insight into their amusements "makes them seem more real to me."
Published December 13, 2010
Here is a modern American parcheesi board, from Wikipedia:
Here is a 19th century Pachisi cloth board with playing pieces, Sri Lanka, from the British Museum:
Codex Florentinus from Historia de las cosas de Nueva España by Bernardino de Sahagún showing the board game Patolli
Korean Nyout, a "circle and cross" game
(Yut Nori - at Boardgamegeek.com)