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Atlatls or spear-throwers

By |2019-02-05T05:42:12-07:00August 8th, 2017|Economy, Native American|

Atlatl history: this is an ancient atlatl What is an atlatl? An atlatl, or spear-thrower, is a wooden or bone stick with a hook on one end that you can use to throw a spear farther than you could throw it without using an atlatl. Flint spear-points Paleo-Indians All our Native American articles [...]

War and battle in ancient Egypt

By |2018-11-12T13:50:53-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, War|

Victims of civil war in ancient Egypt. They're bound with ropes and have their heads cut off and placed between their legs. (from the Narmer palette, about 3000 BC) Civil wars in ancient Egypt Because it is surrounded by deserts like the Land of Oz, Egypt is pretty hard to invade. So a [...]

History of Hunting – Running, Nets, Bows

By |2018-04-19T11:11:13-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy, Food|

Persistence hunting People have been hunting for a long, long time; the history of hunting is older than people. Even monkeys hunt meat with sticks. So men and women have been hunting since before they even became people. The oldest kind of hunting may be persistence hunting. You just keep chasing an animal until it is [...]