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Mar 4th, 2006 at 10:43am
 
I'm submiting all the articles and books, which mention the sling, that I have found so far. Some of these you'll already know and some you won't.

I think it would be great if everyone else would also submit to this thread what they've found so that we can all look up the information and expand our knowledge on this formidable weapon.

It will also make it easier for those that want to  contribute to the Goliath Project. For example, if someone wanted to write something for the project he could come to this thread and find some of the necessary sources for his research.

So please contribute to this thread. Remember, even those articles or books that say very little about the sling could be useful to someone.
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Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2006 at 11:08am
 
I'm using APA format to list my sources, but if you don't feel like going through the hassle of using APA or MLA then feel free not to. But you should at least list the name of the book, article, or website and the name of the author. If the source is an article then don't forget to include the name of the magazine or newspaper.


This is one book I found:

Harding, David. (Ed.). (1980). Weapons: An International
    Encyclopedia From 5000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
New York:
    St. Martin's Press.

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Reply #2 - Mar 19th, 2006 at 7:20pm
 
hmm...
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Reply #3 - Mar 19th, 2006 at 11:38pm
 
well thats helpfull, thanks. (sincerely to Pikoro) (sardonically to Slingwolf) (and Hypocreticaly to myself) Smiley
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Reply #4 - Mar 20th, 2006 at 5:51pm
 
Has anyone seen the book "The Sling for Sport and Survival" written by Cliff Savage?
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Reply #5 - Mar 20th, 2006 at 6:02pm
 
What info does it have in it?

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Reply #6 - Mar 20th, 2006 at 6:59pm
 
Quote:
What info does it have in it?


If I had seen it already I wouldn't have asked.   Tongue
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Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2006 at 5:37am
 
Two books I have are:

1) Ther sling for sports and survival

and 2) Sling braiding of the Andes

I was very excited when I got a hold of "The sling for sports and survival" by Cliff Savage because it was the only book I could find on the subject at the time.  For anyone who had spend sometime on this site, the information on it would be very basic.  If you wanted a copy for collection, I guess it is worth the money but if you intend to learn something new from it, you are better off looking through the threads on our forum.  

We have come a long way, guys and girls!  Perharps many years from now people are going to say "Those members of slinging.org were the ones responsible for the renaissance of the amazing weapon!" I dare say that the information gathered on our site is the most complete in the world about the sling. 8)
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2006 at 6:01am
 
I think they say that already. Smiley
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Reply #9 - Mar 21st, 2006 at 12:00pm
 
If they don't they should.

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Reply #10 - Mar 23rd, 2006 at 3:04pm
 
here's some more of the articles and books:


Mixter, John R. (2001, August). Man's first long-range
    missile weapon, the sling was a deadly military asset
    in skilled hands. Military History, 18 (3), 12.
    Retrieved February 9, 2006, from EBSCOhost
    database (4671041).


Foss, Clive. (1974). Greek Sling Bullets in Oxford.
    Archaeological Reports, 21, 40-44
. Retrieved
    February 9, 2006, from Arts and Sciences Collections I, II
     & III (JSTOR) database.
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Reply #11 - Mar 23rd, 2006 at 3:16pm
 
I'll try to post a few more soon, but right now I gotta do some last minute studying for a quiz...

Oh sh@#$$$! I'm out of time! I gotta go now!!!!

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Reply #12 - Mar 23rd, 2006 at 11:19pm
 
good luck! Grin

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Reply #13 - Mar 24th, 2006 at 7:17pm
 
Thanks Tint. The quiz went ok although it was harder than I thought it would be. That's what I get for feeding my sling addiction instead of studying.  Roll Eyes

Anyway, here's some more sling sources:

Crump, J.A. (1901, January). Trephining in the South Seas.
    The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great
    Britain and Ireland, 31, 167-172.
Retrieved February 28,
    2006, from Arts and Sciences Collections I, II & III
     (JSTOR) database.

Foss, Clive. (1975) A Bullet of Tissaphernes. The Journal of
    Hellenic Studies, 95, 25-30.
Retrieved February, 2006,
    from Arts and Sciences Collections I, II & III (JSTOR)
     database.
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Reply #14 - Mar 24th, 2006 at 8:08pm
 
Greep, S.J. (1987). Lead Sling-Shot from Windridge Farm, St
    Albans and the Use of the Sling by the Roman Army in
    Britain. Britannia, 18, 183-200. Retrieved February 9,
    2006, from Arts and Sciences Collections I, II & III
     (JSTOR) database.
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