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6,500 year old hunting trophy found in eastern Croatia
Croatian Times ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 07/27/2012 7:52:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archaeologists in Bapska, eastern Croatia have stumbled across 6,500 year old deer antlers. The hunting trophy was found hanging on the wall of prehistoric house along with valuable items of jewellery, writes website dalje.com.

"We have the oldest deer hunting trophy in Croatia," said Marcel Buric, the head researcher at the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.

According to Buric, local hunters from Bapska have estimated that the deer, where the antlers trophy has come from, would have weighed between 220 and 250 kilograms and would have been extremely strong due to its 12 antlers.

"It was in prehistoric times and would have needed real skill to catch such an animal, and with only stones as weapons. It is a known fact that deers are fast animals," concluded Buric.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
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6,500 year old hunting trophy found in eastern Croatia

1 posted on 07/27/2012 7:52:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

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2 posted on 07/27/2012 7:54:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

hunters back in the day regularly used an atl-atl to toss spears at wild deer ~ they were very successful at it.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 7:57:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv

“It is a known fact that deers are fast animals,” concluded Buric.”

Maybe, just maybe, he found it dead.

I’ve not yet been successful throwing rocks at deer.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 8:00:51 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: muawiyah

Nahhh they used bolas


5 posted on 07/27/2012 8:04:14 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (???? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: muawiyah

I got to use an atlatl to throw a spear. It was pretty fun.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 8:08:05 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: One Name

most likely a road kill....


7 posted on 07/27/2012 8:10:46 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SunkenCiv

why did they bury the antlers in the dirt if they were found hangin’ on the wall of a prehistoric house? wt*?


8 posted on 07/27/2012 8:14:59 PM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: M-cubed

Roman chariot, perhaps? The early Croats didn’t have much for horsepower.

I had a friend with a Yugo once; it might have been able to run over a crippled chicken on a good day.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 8:23:08 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: One Name

In Croatia, running over crippled chickens is the national sport.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 8:26:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: M-cubed

Roman chariot, perhaps? The early Croats didn’t have much for horsepower.

I had a friend with a Yugo once; it might have been able to run over a crippled chicken on a good day.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 8:28:41 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“It is a known fact that deers are fast animals” - and so are mooses.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 8:28:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

A guy has to do something to pass the time!

We have grasshopper face-chewing contests when we’re bored here.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 8:33:19 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: blueunicorn6

The uncrippled chickens get all the slow grasshoppers before their prime, so it is a skewed grasshopper special olympics, at best.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 8:36:19 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

To Hell with the antlers; I want to know more about the jewelry!


15 posted on 07/27/2012 8:40:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: stickywillie

Archaeology union rules.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 9:37:38 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: SunkenCiv

17 posted on 07/27/2012 11:25:10 PM PDT by garjog
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To: bunkerhill7

Real men used sharpened stone points on the end of short spears. The bola thing comes along with the bronze age!


18 posted on 07/28/2012 5:20:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: stickywillie

LMAO. I said the same darn thing.


19 posted on 07/28/2012 6:41:32 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: muawiyah

Neanderthal women invented the bola by throwing their stone necklaces at their husbands,- Every schoolkid knows that.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 7:11:55 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (???? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dogs. and a spear. but dogs.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Orrrr, maybe the deer built the whole place, lived happily there for millennia, then the humans got there and killed them in their beds. ;’)


22 posted on 07/28/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: garjog
Grog say: You didn't do that! Someone ELSE did that!


23 posted on 07/28/2012 7:29:07 PM PDT by garjog
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To: SunkenCiv

6,500 year old antlers? Older house? Sounds like a real “fixer-upper”.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT by tdscpa
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