TITLE

First Gulf War?

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the oldest known sites of organized warfare unearthed by U.S. and Syrian archaeologists just five miles across the border in northeastern Syria. Dating back to at least 4500 BC, the Mesopotamian ruins at Tell Hamoukar center on scorched, collapsed structures littered with buried casualties and more than 1,000 hard clay projectiles. Fired from slings, these projectiles would have reached lethal velocities, one was found embedded in a mud-brick wall.
ACCESSION #
24415960

 

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