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dubsartur

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Re: History yays
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2022, 03:53:07 AM »
Tod the cutler and Matt Easton have some fun with a video playing around with javelins with throwing-loop (Latin amentum, Classical Greek ankylē), fletched javelins, and Late Roman lead-weighted war darts (plumbatae) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIrR0Jo09Y

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Re: History yays
« Reply #91 on: January 24, 2022, 07:48:27 PM »
Over on the Bronze Age Centre, I posted a summary of the woods used to make spears in prehistoric Britain.  As far as I can tell, its taboo for archaeologists in many countries to publish the interesting bits of a spear (the shaft) or record which wood was found in the socket of the spearhead.

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/bronze_age_center/materials-of-bronze-age-british-spears-t2107.html

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Re: History yays
« Reply #92 on: June 06, 2022, 12:53:03 PM »
I'd not read about Ozette before stumbling across this BBC article - not hugely far from your neck of the woods, right, dubsartur, albeit that it's the southern side of the border?

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220605-ozette-the-us-lost-2000-year-old-village
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« Reply #93 on: July 28, 2022, 02:50:45 PM »
I thought this was interesting, on new archaeological finds expanding the scope of what people know about Tartessos: https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220727-the-iberian-civilisation-that-vanished
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