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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by GRW, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Jump off a cliff and stab it on the way down, then fall back and let it bleed out. Circumstances could cause the hunters to lose track of the critter.
     
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    It sounds more like a butchery site.
     
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    Were there cut marks on the bones?
     
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    Typically cut marks would be found when they were getting the last bits of meat off an animal. If the easily acquired meat was sufficient for their needs there would be few, if any, bones marked. Given this cut marks are good indicators but not useful as a 100% signal.
     
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    probably thrown or projected (atlatl or something similar) rather than actually stabbing the animal with it in hand. As others have mentioned that's not a low risk technique. If lots of bones I wonder if they drove them into a bog (possibly even a man made one) or pit or such. I wouldn't think they would carry the mammoth to a processing site more likely to harvest at the kill site.
     
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    Yeah, harvest the meat with all alacrity. The wolves would be looking for a free meal and patience isn't a long suit with them.
     
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    Wolves be bothered..... ! I would be more worried about those pesky lions.
     
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    Or Cave Bears. There were some other bears depeding on period that make Grizzlies look benign.
     
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    You've never been hunted by wolves. Lions aren't sly.
     
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    Ive always thought if wolves come at me...its food running at me...if I keep my head (and have a defensible position) I would/should win out...especially if there are a group of us...id have food and a wolf suit...cave bears on the other hand...I wouldn't stand a chance. But like African tribes, a group of males with weapons can scare most animals off, make noise, jump around and sound scary, only the hungriest would chance it.
     
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    When I was doing tours at the Endangered Wolf Center I instructed people on what to do if we encountered a whitetail buck in rut.

    "Everybody get really close together and we will all wave our hands in the air at the same time." Scared the crap out of the deer.
     
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    reminds me of what we tell tourists here about crocodiles...stand still, arms out at right angles...then wave your arms up then down...keep doing that faster and faster...and you might fly away! In other words there is no defence...they even run faster than humans over short distances. (the only defence is climbing a tree - if you have the chance that is.)
     
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    You just need a cat.

     
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    Dog vs croc...Last year

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    That's what I meant, but not very clear. Something like Boxgrove-
    Eartham Pit, Boxgrove - Wikipedia
     
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    And another one. Going to be a good year for archaeology...feel it in me water...
    "A hoard of 6,500-year-old Copper Age axes and ax hammers – Europe’s largest such find so far – has been discovered by accident near the town of Polkovnik Taslakovo, Dulovo Municipality, Silistra District, in Northeast Bulgaria.
    The discovery of the hoard of prehistoric axes and ax hammers from the Chacolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) has just been announced for the first time by archaeologist Dimitar Chernakov based in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria, the Ruse Regional Museum of History informs.
    Chernakov describes the find in an article in the last issuefor 2018 of the Archaeologia Bulgarica scientific journal entitled, “A New-Found Hoard of Chalcolithic Heavy Copper Tools from Northeastern Bulgarian". The photo of the find is featured on the journal’s cover.
    The hoard of Copper Age axes and ax hammers has now been exhibited for the first time for the public by the Regional Museum of History in the Danube city of Silistra.
    The prehistoric tool hoard contains a total of 22 tools, including 18 flat axes and 4 ax hammers, with a combined weight of 11.629 kilograms.
    The Chalcolithic axes and ax hammers from Bulgaria’s Polkovnik Talaskovo are made of alloy with a high content of copper which was cast into molds.
    The tools are dated to the Late Chalcolithic (Late Copper Age), more specifically, 4,500 – 4,200 BC."
    http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/20..._-x88xLcxFYUeb8kFxpH7YVCISVMorBt-Dq59juicEEUY
     
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    First Thor gets an axe, and now the Bulgarians have to top him.
     
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    Shouldn't laugh...but I'm going to.
    "An expert who thought he'd found a prehistoric stone circle has been left red-faced after it turned out it was made by a farmer in the 1990s.
    The 'recumbent stone circle' in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site's current farm with unusual features including its small diameter and proportionately small stones.
    Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council's archaeology service celebrated it as an authentic discovery and continued their research until being contacted by the former owner who said they had built the stone circle in the mid-1990s.
    Now Neil Ackerman, historic environment record assistant at Aberdeenshire Council, has tweeted about the mix-up and 'disappointing development.'
    Mr Ackerman wrote on Twitter: 'If you're having an awkward day at work at least you're not that guy who identified a new prehistoric stone circle to the press that now turns out to be 20 years old.' "
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6616487/Ancient-stone-circle-thought-4-500-years-old-REPLICA.html
     
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    Chortlling at "cow rubbers'.
     

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