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Greetings: A writer researching the history of slings and spear throwers
Oct 1st, 2020 at 12:20pm
 
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Greetings all!  I'm a writer working on a historical or perhaps prehistorical would be a better term; novel set in the Aurignacian period in South Central France.  I'm interested in the history (how far back) we can realistically place slings and atlatls and batons. Toying with the idea that thong-throwing as described in Primitive Technology: A Book Of Earth Skills (1999) may have been a technology which preceded the sling and may have been current in the period.
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Reply #1 - Oct 1st, 2020 at 2:15pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!  Good luck with your research.  The question of when slings may have first come into use is definitely a hard one to answer.
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Reply #2 - Oct 2nd, 2020 at 12:31am
 
Howdy from North texas.
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Reply #3 - Oct 2nd, 2020 at 7:26am
 
Greetings from oz
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Howdy from South Texas!
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Reply #6 - Oct 2nd, 2020 at 12:36pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #7 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 12:07am
 
Welcome, Gemwise;
   Greetings from New Jersey.
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