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Archaeology dig in Spain yields prehistoric ‘crystal weapons’

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posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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I've made an obsidian blade with a single stroke.
It was sharp enough to shave with.
It was perfect for cleaning small game.




posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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Nice!



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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Neat!

I wonder what if anything gave these crystals more meaning than decorative.



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Box of Rain

I think this is the nicest spear head I have ever seen, It would be good for on e throw, you miss you make a new head.

Its a dagger. The maker would never risk throwing it. It was made for plunging into flesh by hand.

difference between daggers and knives
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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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They were laughing their a** off as they made these knowing in the future folks would find these and go "WTF"



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: seasonal

That would be pretty tough to make... I wonder if these were used specifically for sacrifices, etc...


Maybe you need spirit weapons to.hunt spirit animals in the afterlife?

There was other archealogical evidence to show that exotic colors wer popular for knife blades. Some were found with zebra stripes and being bright pink in color. My guess is that as every teenager had to have one, they were the equivalent of mobile phone covers in the present day.



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: LSU0408

I wonder how long it took to make this spear head? Maybe the craftsman that made it could crank them out every 15 minutes.

I would love to have one hanging on my wall. But it seems these are rare, I would think they were ceremonial.


Some dude probably made them to impress one or more ladies. It's the same old story.


If not, they would probably not be sturdy enough for everyday use, but I'm not familiar with crystals and how brittle they may or may not be.

My guess is ornamental - they had plenty of spare time in those days, without the Internet.
edit on 19-3-2017 by Uberdoubter because: Minor tidying.



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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I want one!



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: GreyWebby

Me too, welcome to ATS.



posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Thank you!!



posted on Mar, 20 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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If crystal breaks on the first use (or first few), but it is highly effective for that one use (or a few), then a warrior might carry that as his emergency "silver bullet". He probably would do most of his fighting with normal weapons that won't wear out, of course.

But you have to remember, when you're in combat you only get one chance to live. It's not a video game. No "extra lives".

And only professional soldiers are worried about getting through battle after battle after battle. It's different for our every day "tribal warrior" who will likely only see combat a few times in his life. He's more of a civilian/soldier.



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