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    I watched a doc on tv last night about Tutankhamen, they are building a new museum to display the whole 6000 artefacts, what I’m puzzled about is the Egyptian throwing stick as described, it’s a bloody boomerang, there were dozens of them, I did not know that boomerangs existed in Africa and Australia
    I found it quite shocking that there was a shared technology, did they exist in North America also with the First Nations?
    he also had a dagger buried with him made of meteoric iron, another surprise

  • #2
    Originally posted by boslab View Post
    . . . did they exist in North America also with the First Nations?
    Yes, according to Tiffiepedia; It's news to me too.

    "Although traditionally thought of as Australian, boomerangs have been found also in ancient Europe, Egypt, and North America."

    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona


    • #3
      Wow. Learn something new every day. And I live near the 7 nations, a couple miles away.
      25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA


      • #4
        Used by any ancient tribe with access to wind tunnels or computational fluid dynamics.

        Wait a minute... Bloody clever, these ancestor chappies.
        Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK