download process

Slings and Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas - , Gigi York

Not Available

This file is no longer available on Tradebit.

Pay for Slings and Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas - , Gigi York
8.078 MB File

A fascinating examination of an overlooked weapon For most of us, our knowledge of slings and slingstones begins and ends with the biblical tale of David slaying Goliath. Scholars and archaeologists have told us that slings like the one David employed were common in the Old World, used not just for shepherd boys to kill giants but for protecting herds, hunting, and combat. However, few scholars have addressed the function slings have occupied outside of Eurasian civilizations, especially their use in Oceania and the Americas. In this astounding new archaeological survey, authors Robert York and Gigi York examine the history of Oceania and the Americas to unveil the significant role slings and slingstones played in developing societies. They present new evidence that suggests that unlike David who plucked rounded pebbles from a stream, inhabitants of the Pacific Islands deliberately fashioned sling missiles out of coral, stone, and clay into uniquely deadly shapes. They also show that the use of slings in the Americas was more pervasive and inclined to variability than previously recognized. Well documented, bountifully illustrated, and thoroughly researched, Slings and Slingstones is sure to engage readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the past. It is an essential reference for archaeologists, historians, and students of the history of arms and weaponry.

Author: York, Robert
Author: York, Gigi
Publisher: The Kent State University Press
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: Slings and Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas
Pages: 00224 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00224 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2013-01-20
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781631010835
Category: Social Science : Anthropology - Physical
Category: Social Science : Archaeology


(ID 280633946)

File Data:

Contact Seller:
ebook-reader, US, Member since 09/08/2010

URL:

Embed:
Create JavaScript Mobile Tag Widgets for your homepage

More Files From This User

Related Files


Tradebit Reviews

Tradebit is the worlds largest marketplace for digital files, with over 2.5 million satisfied customers and millions of digital products. Online for over 12 years, Tradebit is the best place to find files like music, video tutorials, repair manuals, and more. If you're curious about how much our users love Tradebit, read reviews from real buyers!