posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 04:18 PM
I have to vote spear.
Arguably the second weapon ever (after club) and still used as an issued military weapon right into the 20th century as the German Calvary lance of
the World War. In fact, if you were to count the bayonet mounted to a rifle as a form of spear due to it's direct lineage, they are still issued as a
weapon to this day. My vote for number 1 ancient weapon goes to Spear
In fact heres a list.
1.Spear; see above
2.Club; simple to make and use, wildly effective, used for over 80,000yrs
3.Knife;simple to make and use, wildly effective, tons of other uses. 50,000+ yrs
4.Axe; any type, simple, effective, multi-functional. 10,000+ yrs
5.Bow; Range, power, hunting, etc.5,000-10,000+ yrs
6.Sword; good martial weapon, used mainly by the rich or well supplied, requires more extensive training and costlier material than other melee
weapons. 5,000+ yrs.
Well I guess that covers Ancient Weapons. Since most others are a form of something on the list alreayd, ie. Javelin, Lance, Pike, etc.. are just a
form of spear. Broadswords, longswords, Claymores, are swords etc etc.