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Message started by Camo-sling on Mar 25th, 2009 at 10:02pm

Title: Must Read Topics
Post by Camo-sling on Mar 25th, 2009 at 10:02pm
Hello,
As you may have noticed i havent posted alot in this section, the history of the sling.

If someone asked me, can you tell me a little into the history the the sling, i would only know about the David and Goliath story, that's common knowledge amongst people.

Ill get to the point,

Can we make a list of the 'Must read history of the sling topics" where we can list the most significant articles as the name suggests.  
I understand that we have a couple of articles on the homepage already.

This can help people such as me, whom don't know much about key history of the sling.

Thanks, camo.

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by Thearos on Mar 26th, 2009 at 8:08am
Two starting points:

-M. Korfmann, "The Sling as  Weapon", Scientific American, October 1973, 34-42, has a lot of the sources, some notes on velocity (and his argument that sling and bow were mutually exclusive in prehistory)

-W. K. Pritchett, Greek state at War, vol. 5

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 26th, 2009 at 9:41am
read the wiki :-)
covers pretty much everything we know.
http://www.slinging.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by Thearos on Mar 26th, 2009 at 3:58pm
I'd add the piece by Thom Richardson (Ballistics of the sling) on this website-- the article accompaied a programme for the History Channel in the US. He learned to sling during his excavation work on a Celtic hillfort !

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by wanderer on Mar 27th, 2009 at 3:39am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 26th, 2009 at 9:41am:
read the wiki :-)
covers pretty much everything we know.
http://www.slinging.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Wish it did! ;D

It will when it gets put together, but it isn't there yet IMHO.

Another 'must read' - I don't have the time to look up a current valid link, but one came from David Morningstar a few months ago - is the paper by Dohrenwend. "Forgotten firepower of antiquity".

A number of us have .pdfs of this (for private use of course!).

These links ought to get summarised somewhere...

Oh yes! the WIKI. Read it! Contribute!

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by Camo-sling on Mar 27th, 2009 at 6:01pm
thanks guys!

Title: Re: Must Read Topics
Post by winkleried on Mar 28th, 2009 at 1:33pm
See Below

Camo-sling wrote on Mar 25th, 2009 at 10:02pm:
Hello,
As you may have noticed i havent posted alot in this section, the history of the sling.

If someone asked me, can you tell me a little into the history the the sling, i would only know about the David and Goliath story, that's common knowledge amongst people.

Ill get to the point,

Can we make a list of the 'Must read history of the sling topics" where we can list the most significant articles as the name suggests.  

WMA: Yeah we are slowly working on it, but as most of the people in this section of the forum are not professional sling historians, we can only move so fast, and sometimes all we have are bits and pieces of information. An example is the available information on the Cortaillod sling

I understand that we have a couple of articles on the homepage already.

WMA: Yeah but again it seems that the articles are limited. I have sent several 30 + page pages to Chris on the research I am doing

This can help people such as me, whom don't know much about key history of the sling.

WMA: You could always ask questions on this subforum, here we are more about the history than anything else. Tell ya what send me a e-mail and I will send ya the articles I sent chris on the medieval Balearic Slings and an Overview of NW European and Iberian penisula Slings in the Medieval and Rennisance era.

Thanks, camo.


Marc Adkins

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