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Reply #15 - Feb 24th, 2014 at 7:16pm
 
slingbadger wrote on Feb 20th, 2014 at 6:33am:
Since chalk also contains silicates, breathing in the dust could be bad for you.

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Reply #16 - Feb 25th, 2014 at 1:11am
 
Breathing in the dust of exploded chalk sling ammo ? Negligible effect. Compared to what those people went through.
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Reply #17 - Feb 25th, 2014 at 11:35am
 
Maybe they did use sun dried clay.  After it lays on the bottom for a couple of hours it will start to dissolve and the form will break down.  All the guys excavating the site a couple of thousand years later will find are spots of clay mixed in with the soil.  The clay would have to be fired to keep its shape.
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Reply #18 - Feb 28th, 2014 at 12:00pm
 
if you're in an area with chalk - you probably have alot more chalk than clay and clay is valuable for making pots, bricks etc - chalk isn't Smiley

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