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Celtic Slings ?
Nov 21st, 2008 at 11:18pm
 
Did the celts use slings ? and is there any evidence ?
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Reply #1 - Nov 22nd, 2008 at 4:17am
 
Yes there is evidence. Here is a Celt slinging on YouTube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=A4l0mBx6wVM ; Wink

But seriously,

Irish slinging: http://www.libraryireland.com/SocialHistoryAncientIreland/I-III-4.php

Iron Age British slinging: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3lkEgdtOvGEC&pg=PA534&lpg=PA534&dq=iron+age++...

Unfortunately no slings have survived from that period so we have no idea how they were made.


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Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2008 at 6:28am
 
Barry Cunlffe, in Iron Age communities In Britain
Micheal Avery Stoning & Fire at Hillfort Entrance of Southern Britain published in World Archeology vol18#2 weapons and warfare October 1986

Both of them deal with the archeological evidence of the Celtic sling. There are various mentions in the hero sagas of slinging.
  There are no real slings fom the Celtic period that I know of, however, in Dublin, sling pouches from the early Middle Ages have been found. this close enough?
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Reply #3 - Nov 22nd, 2008 at 9:22am
 
cool outfit ,thanks for the info. that is what i was looking for
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Reply #4 - Nov 23rd, 2008 at 1:27pm
 
How about this one? If I understand correctly it's based off of the Dublin artifacts.

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Reply #5 - Nov 23rd, 2008 at 4:32pm
 
Pouch is correct. As for the cords, well, it's anyone's guess
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Reply #6 - Nov 23rd, 2008 at 6:06pm
 
thats cool Smiley ,  back to my leather! gotta try it.
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Reply #7 - Nov 23rd, 2008 at 8:27pm
 
Thanks for the confirmation. At the SCA A&S Competition I entered last week on my NW European Slings I entered several pouches with diffrent means of attaching the cords.

That is not my Dublin Pouch I snaged it from
http://mikkelf84.livejournal.com/

It's Mikal's Lijejournal page. He's the gent that provided us pics of the Randers Sling.

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slingbadger wrote on Nov 23rd, 2008 at 4:32pm:
Pouch is correct. As for the cords, well, it's anyone's guess

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