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Jan 16th, 2007 at 10:00pm
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2007 at 2:40am
 
Wow!  Thousands years old ammos. 

5,500 odd years and that place is still at war. Cry
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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2007 at 4:29pm
 
I just read a new article on  http://onnachrichten.t-online.de/c/10/15/75/12/10157512.html ; showing some interesting pictures about Hamoukar. Hamoukar is the oldest town (2500 B.C.) for which we have evidence that it was destroyed in war. Sling shots made of clay where the main weapon. One of the pictures shows three of them very exactly. The only problem for many of us is that the article is in German - but the pictures not. Smiley

If I remember well we have already an older thread concerning Hamoukar.

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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2007 at 4:46pm
 
funda_iucunda wrote on Jan 18th, 2007 at 4:29pm:
If I remember well we have already an older thread concerning Hamoukar.


We have this thread in the General Discussion forum that was started yesterday and contains a link to an article about the same findings in english. Though that thread is probably in the wrong category...I think it would be better in the Project Goliath forum.
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Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2007 at 5:08pm
 
I have moved it, and spliced it into this thread, thanks.

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Reply #6 - Jan 27th, 2007 at 7:49am
 
Looking at the pictures of the clay sling bullets, I was struck by their very nice tear drop shape. These would have flown rather better than spherical bullets (a lower drag coefficient), and would have self aligned unlike the
ellipsoidal glandes.

The illustration of the flattened bullet, after having hit a wall or something, shows that it hit head on.

Has anyone experimented with these tear drop shapes? I recall Hondero (I think) mentioning these shapes in a post some time ago.
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