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Ancient and Medieval Weapons

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References

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Bishop, M. "The early imperial 'apron'" in Journal of Military Equipment Studies 3, 1982.
Bishop, M. & J. Coulston. Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, 2nd Edition. (Oxford, 2006).
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Introduction...Work in Progress

Collecting ancient weapons and tools is rapidly increasing in popularity. The books and research in this field of collecting has long been overlooked. Now the volume of information gathered and objects found has grown, with an increased emphasis on dating and origins of weapons. Petrie paved the way close to a hundred years ago with his studies on tools and weapons. Now, with closer studies on the published archaeological finds, the chronological dating is becoming more clear. 

The earliest known tools and weapons are stone hand axes. These stone implements were crafted in Africa, the cradle of mankind. The migration of early man has resulted in stone artifacts being found at thousands of sites out the world. These stone artifacts trace the story of mankind down to the emergence of the Copper and Bronze Ages and the technological changes. From this period, change came rapidly with the development of metal, especially in the use of weapons such as daggers, metal arrowheads, swords, and axes.



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