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Dec 16th, 2005 at 3:09pm
 
In today's New York Times International Section---there is a lengthy article regarding a war fought about 5,500 years ago. The site known as Tel Hamoukar---close to modern day Southern Turkey. -----" The archeologists reported finding collapsed mud-brick walls that had undergone heavy bombardment and ensuing fire. All around they collected more than 1200 oval-shaped "bullets" used with slings and some 120 larger round clay balls------If the Uruk people weren't the ones firing the sling bullets, they certainly benfited from------". Of course the article goes on from here, and a picture is included showing these larger clay balls. I guess that's a clue to use and fire clay rounders instead of casting lead or looking for small enough rock. FYI  Roll Eyes
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Reply #1 - Dec 16th, 2005 at 5:17pm
 
Excellent heads up on the article and good input on ammo.

Fire 'em up.

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Reply #2 - Dec 16th, 2005 at 5:24pm
 
Great info Ishii! Welcome to slinging.org.

The article referred can be accessed at the NY Times website:
Archaeologists Unearth a War Zone 5,500 Years Old


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Reply #3 - Dec 18th, 2005 at 12:17am
 
Great article Ishii. Thank you and welcome. Smiley
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Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2005 at 3:52pm
 
If you have not seen this, here is the University of Chicage News Office release on this story:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/05/051216.hamoukar.shtml ;
There are some nice pictures here:
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/05/051216.hamoukar-photos.shtml

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Reply #5 - Mar 19th, 2006 at 11:33pm
 
Very interesting stuff in the Times.
That's a really cool site Brian. Discovery magazine published a short article about finding clay glandes or as they say "bullets" in Mesopotamia, in their march 2006 issue.

How effective is clay relative to lead or rocks anyway??
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Reply #6 - Mar 20th, 2006 at 7:46am
 
I'm not sure but i know they aren't too kind to a window Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Reply #7 - Mar 20th, 2006 at 3:40pm
 
Why don't they make durable windows so this wouldn't happen?
Rocks and clay I think would be about the same. Clay is a bit lighter, but can be formed into the perfect shapes. Now lead is the best. Dense, so there is least air resistance but still massive. And it can be imprinted with snappy insults, thus defeating the morale of an enemy army  Smiley.
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2006 at 12:49am
 
haha, the soldier fishes the lead glande out of his liver then his morale is crushed by the insult. good strategy.
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