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Paper: Function of Bronze Age Shields
Topic Started: Mar 20 2015, 04:29 PM (594 Views)
Todd Feinman
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Don't know if anyone has posted this before. Mödlinger is a co-author, and Neil was consulted too (not sure in what capacity, as I've just had time to glance at paper). Looks very good, helps with my Achilles shield too. Looks like some dodgy tests are cited --sure to arouse the ire of Dan and others :D Anyway, with out further ado:

http://www.academia.edu/1200494/THE_FUNCTI...NZE_AGE_SHIELDS
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Dan Howard
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Mödlinger has dropped even further in my esteem than before.
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Matthew Amt
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Well, it looked all right to me! Marion Uckelmann is the article author, she and Marianne Moedlinger are co-editors of the whole volume (LOVE to find more of that!) Anyway, she points out that Coles' test WAS dodgy, and says Molloy's was much better. And she certainly believes that bronze shields were functional. Basically what we've been saying all along. It's a good overview with good data, I thought.

Interestingly, no mention of Villanovan-era shields from Italy! Maybe those are considered "Iron Age"? Huh.

So, what were the major problems?

Matthew
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Matthew Amt,Mar 21 2015
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So, what were the major problems?

The major problem was with me reading it too quickly. Apologies to the authors and editors.
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Matthew Amt
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Ha, gotcha! Yeah, I tend to read when there are too many distractions, and have trouble tracking technical stuff as a result.

Matthew
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Todd Feinman
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Me too. I tend to just scan through stuff and look at the pics, save it and scrutinize it later. I couldn't tell what Marianne was supporting when I first went through it. But now I think she is a very smart cookie, and our kindred spirit --she is very passionate about the stuff we love! Anyway, I look forward to her book on BA armour she says will be published pretty soon..
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