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144 pages

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Published Jul 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914103

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Iron Age; Britain; Hillfort; Sling; Warfare; Defence

Iron Age Hillfort Defences and the Tactics of Sling Warfare

By Peter Robertson

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Sling accuracy at a hillfort is measured here for the first time, in a controlled experiment comparing attack and defence across single and developed ramparts.



Abstract; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Iron Age Hillfort Defences; Chapter 3: The Sling and Sling Warfare; Chapter 4: Background to the Experiment; Chapter 5: The Experiment; Chapter 6: Discussion; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Appendix A: Procedure Exhibits and Experiment Equipment; Appendix B: Experiment Results and Data Analyses; Bibliography