As wide eyed idiots?
Oh except for a couple good guys who see the possibilities beyond their villages limitations. Rinse, repeat.
Yeah, every medieval village episode should've started with SG-1 stepping though the stargate and:
Carter: "It looks like a medieval village."
O'Neill: "Well this is lovely. I wonder where they keep the stocks and ankle chains?"
Daniel: "I have a sense of deja vu."