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Weird Slings
Mar 21st, 2004 at 10:57am
 
Mostly we talk about how far we can sling, or similar related things.  Or we talk about two types of sling historically, the balearic sling, and the peruvian sling.  I would quite like to know about Native American slings, or other slings from around the world.  Anyone know anything?  I will try to research some stuff on the 'net.
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2004 at 12:53pm
 
Try this link in Spanish, he he, youŽll find some slings from differents countries:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/hondero/museo.htm

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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2004 at 4:18pm
 
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That is a great website, thanks for sharing it!
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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2004 at 4:31pm
 
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I saw in a local antique mall, a box full of perfectly round stones, somewhat smaller than a tennis ball. The story behind it was a man was tillering on his property and these round rocks unearthed. The price for each stone was a little expensive. So I moved on. I know they had to have been slingstones used by the native americans. Maybe they were tools used for something else. Growing up in Kentucky, every spring when the fields were freshly plowed, I would walk the fields and gather all types of arrowheads. Some of my friends would find large spearheads. I haven't seen any slings yet, but plenty of stones. I think I'll go back to that mall and buy one of those stones!
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Reply #4 - Mar 22nd, 2004 at 10:51am
 
Yeah, that website is pretty good.  Thanks.
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Reply #5 - Mar 22nd, 2004 at 1:02pm
 
I found a site that talked about a sling used by the Chumash indians.  Looks like they used clay balls for ammo (sometimes). 
http://www.abotech.com/Articles/Campbell02.htm
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Reply #6 - Mar 22nd, 2004 at 1:12pm
 
It's not uncommon for sling stones to be spherical or as large as tennis balls.

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