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Ancient and Medieval Weapons


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Appels, A. & S. Laycock. Roman Buckles and Military Fittings. (Witham, UK, 2007).
Azarpay, G. Urartian Art and Artifacts, A Chronological Study. (Berkeley, 1968).
Bienkowski, P. "The Small Finds" in Bennett, A & P. Bienkowski (eds), Excavations at Tawilan in Southern Jordan, British Academy Monographs in Archaeology 8. (Oxford, 1995).
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).
Ceram, C. The Secret of the Hittites. (New York, 1955).
Feugere, M. Weapons of the Romans. (Stroud, UK, 2002).
James, S. Ancient Rome. (London, 2008).
Metropolitan Museum Collection Online - http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#
Hortala, M., et al. "The funerary "treasure" of Montilla, Cordova, Spain" in Metals of power Early gold and silver, 6th Archaeological Conference of Central Germany Oct. 1719, 2013.
Malloy, A. Ancient and Medieval Art and Antiquities XXIV: Weapons. (South Salem, NY, 1993).
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Moorey, P. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. (Oxford, 1971).
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Tushingham, A. Excavations in Jerusalem, 1961-67. Vol. I. (Toronto, 1985).
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Whitcomb, D. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz. (New York, 1985).
Wright, J. A Look at Some of the Small Finds at Ramat Rachel: Arrowheads. (unpublished, 2008).

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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