Medieval Arrows Inflicted Injuries That Mirror Damage Caused by Modern Bullets (Article)

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Medieval Arrows Inflicted Injuries That Mirror Damage Caused by Modern Bullets (Article)

Postby Harper » Tue May 12, 2020 2:08 am

A new article from the Smithsonian:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-arrows-inflicted-injuries-mirror-damage-caused-modern-bullets-180974845/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200511-daily-responsive&spMailingID=42475609&spUserID=NDc5OTMzODc4MDMwS0&spJobID=1761088783&spReportId=MTc2MTA4ODc4MwS2

Excerpt:
Published last week in the Antiquaries Journal, the paper details the researchers’ analysis of centuries-old bone fragments unearthed at a Dominican friary in Exeter. In one gruesome example, the team found evidence of an arrow that pierced the top of an unlucky warrior’s right eye and exited through the back of the man’s skull, leaving devastating entry and exit wounds. Per a statement, the injuries appear to be similar to those caused by modern bullets.


Included is a link to the longer, more technical, research paper.

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