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Reply #15 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 7:20am
 
True, native Australians always forgoten. My bad. I imagine there are some other peoples that never used the sling.
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Reply #16 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 8:17am
 
I guess there must be but it seems it's so hard to track the history of the sling. I think slings have suffered from the fact that in a lot of cultures they were so common and peasent tools that no-one bothered to say much about them and then they've always been made of materials that decompose so next to no archeological evidence except glandes and slingstones (which might not be recognised as such) and then a few slings that happened to be in the right conditions to survive.
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Reply #17 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 11:32am
 
What's odd about Australia is that it was surrounded by sling using peoples.  Who also switched to the bow and arrow when it showed up.

I'm going to guess that just like large areas of N America stayed with stone tools, the people at the time didn't need to change to metal to survive.  And the Old Wisconsin Culture was using hammered copper tools 7000 years ago and there was a trade route from the source all the way to the Gulf Coastal areas.  Pacific Northwestern natives were also using hammered copper nuggets for tools and jewelry for longer than that. 

My first thought when I saw the second map was that it pretty well mapped out Homo Sapiens migratory routes from Africa.  50,000+ years ago.
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Reply #18 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 8:46am
 
track the history of herding animals and you'll find the sling goes right along.
That and some fishing cultures.
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