Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eastern Mediterranean Amorite Weapons Technology Found in the Upper Great Lakes Region

Eastern Mediterranean Amorite Weapons Technology Found in the Upper Great Lakes Region


One of these panels is Middle Bronze Age weapons from the Eastern Mediterranean and the other from the erroneous Copper Culture. Can you tell which is which?
Both have: Mid Rib for additional strength
Rivet Holes
Tangs
About 1500 B.C. at the end of the EBA the socketed weapon was developed in the Eastern Mediterranean and also appears with the Copper Culture. Quite a coincidence.  It was shortly after the development of the socket that mining operations ceased at the Isle Royal copper mines.