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Another feather in our cap!
Jul 13th, 2016 at 9:53am
 
Just got a new book.Iron Age Hillfort defences and the Tactics of Sling Warfare, by Peter Robinson. In the intro, he thanks the "expert slingers" of slinging.org. He especially thanks David Morningstar, and Curious Aardvark.
  Available from Archaeopress  Publications.
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Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2016 at 10:14am
 
lol find the table of sling data. I think I'm slinger 2. It's the one with 5 or six lots of data down to the same slinger anyway.
Basically the results are pretty much just based on my data, nobody else could consistently hit the 50 metre targets.
Plus the second time I went down, I threw a LOT of missiles.

Didn't know he'd actually published it as a book, have to drop him a line - I'm owed a signed copy at the very least Smiley

Cheeky sod's got his own picture on the front cover.
That should have been me, wellies and all.
lol
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Reply #2 - Jul 13th, 2016 at 8:52pm
 
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The greatest of all the accomplishments of 20th cent. science has been the discovery of human ignorance  The main difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits.-Einstein   I'm getting psychic as I get older. Or is that psychotic?
 
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Reply #3 - Jul 14th, 2016 at 7:57am
 
lol true true whistle
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Reply #4 - Jul 18th, 2016 at 8:02am
 

The Battle of Hod Hill! Huge fun but bloody hard work  Grin

Here are some links from the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQfWBL6G4lI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2usizN8hk4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5vkZU-TtmI

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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2016 at 8:02am
 
I already confessed that having a picture of self on the cover was a mistake a) because I get stick from archaeology friends for it and b) because it should be a proper slinger. I cursed when I realised what I'd done.

C_A is in fact Participant 1 (and 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D).

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