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Sling stone embedded in shield
Mar 4th, 2011 at 12:50pm
 
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/shields_from_the_pacifi...

Click on the number 12 picture, you will see "Detail of a sling stone in a war shield, late 1800s, Karkar Island, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea"
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Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2011 at 12:07pm
 
Really cool picture DM! I would have never found this one if you don't post it,thanks.
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Reply #2 - Mar 6th, 2011 at 10:00pm
 
This is a great find. We don't get many pictures like that. Thanks.
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Reply #3 - Mar 8th, 2011 at 11:44pm
 
Makes me wish I knew the scale and that I could examine the construction of the sheild.
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Reply #4 - Mar 15th, 2011 at 5:25am
 
I think that the obvious deadly shot is the face or the head.
I dont know if a body shot would kill someone

thats embedded in there pretty well lol
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Reply #5 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 8:14am
 
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A body shot could cause internal bleeding, broken ribs and other injuries.

It doesn't have to kill you to take you out of the fight.
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2011 at 7:19am
 
Yeah, quite an impact, it destroyed the braided fiber work of the surface (and I bet thats pretty tough stuff) and hed enough energy left to imbed itself in the shield. Not a hit Id like to endure anywhere on my body....Cool find CA.
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Reply #7 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 5:06pm
 
I shattered a plank of an old tobacco barn with a stone, and whoever was carrying this shield, ought to consider himself lucky!!!
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