Discussion in 'Earth Mysteries - historical and classical cases' started by ramonmercado, Oct 21, 2009.
But your post #8 is about tool creation, nothing there about weapons.
Handbags at dawn!
Tools are used to create weapons.
You have a go at me for not being on point, but when I point out your own lax posting the sophistry comes out.
The difference between cracking nuts and cracking skulls is intent. The earliest weapons were likely to have been simple sticks and stones, used to bludgeon one's enemy or prey.
Yes, the earliest weapons were likely to be sticks and stones, but technology developed.
The thread isn't really about nut-cracking but imho a musical interlude is called for.
Rynner - Handbags are not the earliest form of weapon, can you stay on-topic please?
Handbags didn't arrive on the battlefield until the Egyptians used them to carry around their Kohl eye make up.
The earliest mention of the Handbag is the Pharoah Hor-aha, (pronounced Hor-AHA! of the first dynasty), and his fight with the Nubians around 3000BC.
The story goes that the Nubians laughed at Hor-aha's handbag for being unmanly, (think of a Jimmy Choo with a scarab motif in red), this so incensed Hor-aha he then hit the Nubians over the head forcing them to flee the battlefield resulting in the first recorded Egyptian victory against the unhipster Nubians.
Housewives, a waring tribe that came after the Egyptians, have been using the Handbag ever since, along with rolling pins and frying pans to devastating effect.
Here's an example of early Housewife art cleary showing a Houswife warrior with rolling pin about to engage the enemy:
Don't forget about the ol' needle n thread. Beware ye boozy broozers.
Please remember the early Chinese weapon the 手提包 (Shǒutí bāo)
Evidence of 430,000-year-old human violence found
Human remains from a cave in northern Spain show evidence of a lethal attack 430,000 years ago, a study has shown.
Researchers examined one skull from a site called the Pit of Bones, which contains the remains of at least 28 people.
They concluded that two fractures on that skull were likely to have been caused by "multiple blows" and imply "an intention to kill".
Marks on 3.4-million-year-old bones not due to trampling, analysis confirms
Analysis supports a previous finding, that the best match for the marks is butchery by stone tools
August 13, 2015
Emory Health Sciences
Marks on two 3.4 million-year-old animal bones found at the site of Dikika, Ethiopia, were not caused by trampling, an extensive statistical analysis confirms. The results of the study developed new methods of fieldwork and analysis for researchers exploring the origins of tool making and meat eating in our ancestors.
Archaeology team makes unprecedented tool discovery
Mon, Aug 08, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA—How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Scienceby a team led by paleoanthropologist April Nowell of the University of Victoria reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan.
The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protein residue—the residual remains of butchered animals including horse, rhinoceros, wild cattle and duck—on stone tools. The discovery draws startling conclusions about how these early humans subsisted in a very demanding habitat, thousands of years before Homo sapiens first evolved in Africa.
The team excavated 10,000 stone tools over three years from what is now a desert in the northwest of Jordan, but was once a wetland that became increasingly arid habitat 250,000 years ago. The team closely examined 7,000 of these tools, including scrapers, flakes, projectile points and hand axes (commonly known as the "Swiss army knife" of the Paleolithic period), with 44 subsequently selected as candidates for testing. Of this sample, 17 tools tested positive for protein residue, i.e. blood and other animal products. ...
Could go here I suppose.
So what were the monkeys doing that produced flakes?
Working for Cadburys?
From the article.
There you go
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