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Sep 1st, 2008 at 10:57pm
 
     
"Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein
The Cloud Warriors
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For seven centuries the Chachapoya ruled the mountains of northern Peru from their hilltop fortress of Kuelap. Then in the 1500's their civilization vanished. Josh Bernstein investigates the mysterious disappearance of the fearsome Cloud Warriors."

That's from the discovery channels schedule.It aired tonight,and showed the local throwing at various skulls and a few watermelons.Bernstein himself got a hold of the sling and with a helicopter cast,he nailed a smallish skull at about 15 yards!They were saying that the sling was a good weapon because it is potentially lethal.The interpreter insisted that it was not how fast you spun it above your head,but the final spin that gave you your acceleration and accuracy.
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Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2008 at 12:43am
 


Lol... went to sleep about half an hour into the show.. not one mention of slingers in that time  Sad

checked the schedule and there are no reruns -.-'
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Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2008 at 1:27pm
 
Theres no mention of that series on the UK Discovery channel Sad

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Reply #3 - Sep 2nd, 2008 at 7:21pm
 
They discussed the Chachapoyas weaponry about 40 minutes in.I was debating hitting the sack at 10:30,and right when I was shutting down they broke into the sling bit.It was actually fairly cool.They did a rerun at 2:00 A.M. Eastern,but I think that was it.
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Reply #4 - Sep 2nd, 2008 at 9:55pm
 
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They discussed the Chachapoyas weaponry about 40 minutes in.I was debating hitting the sack at 10:30,and right when I was shutting down they broke into the sling bit.I was actually fairly cool.They did a rerun at 2:00 A.M. Eastern,but I think that was it.


thats when I caught it... Id been staying up to 3ish every night until about a week ago...but school is in two days so was going to bed earlier and earlier.. caught me off guard lol
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Reply #5 - Sep 3rd, 2008 at 5:30pm
 
It´s too bad I missed that, I would´ve liked to see it very much.
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Reply #6 - Apr 24th, 2009 at 6:27pm
 
i bet you do rockman, i bet you do Grin anyone knows of a show were they talk about the aztec's tematlatl (sling)?
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Reply #7 - Apr 24th, 2009 at 7:29pm
 
castanon93 wrote on Apr 24th, 2009 at 6:27pm:
anyone knows of a show were they talk about the aztec's tematlatl (sling)?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBa1G12KyTM

Right here, you'll enjoy this.
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Reply #8 - Mar 9th, 2023 at 6:19pm
 
Do you have a good pic of a Chachapoya sling?

https://youtu.be/hCxGXyitu2o?t=2619

https://youtu.be/hYb0357mSgA?t=1079
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Reply #9 - Mar 11th, 2023 at 3:23pm
 
thabaill wrote on Mar 9th, 2023 at 6:19pm:


Dang, I didn’t know the Phoenicians/Iberians in South America theory was a thing. Wild. Doesn’t seem to have much in the way of actual evidence, though. As for the sling’s part in this, proponents of this theory that I’ve been looking into seem to suggest that the Iberians introduced the sling to South America. This is silly since South America has the oldest surviving sling in the world (from around 2500 BCE), which is thousands of years older than the purported introduction. Sling stones in North America dating from perhaps as far back as 13,000 years ago (11,000 BCE) seems to suggest that slings might have come in with Native Americans during the population of the Americas, or at least were invented fairly early on. Any similarities the slings may have is likely coincidental.
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Reply #10 - Mar 11th, 2023 at 5:21pm
 
I am sure the Iberians, in case of being true that theory, only introduced a specific type of sling, not slings in general, which they have been used in the American continent long before.
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