[LMB] Re: OT: xiphoid process

TheOTThug at aol.com TheOTThug at aol.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 17:15:54 EST


Marna wrote:
<<It's not completely unswordlike, being elongated and 
<<pointed.  Looks more like a flintknife to me, though.

I would have to agree.  I may have been knapping in my
archeology class, but even the early bronze weapons had
more length to their width with most being leaf shapped.
Even to be a flintknife, it would be either very 
primitive or a utility / heavy use (non war) knife.

Of course you could also just be cherting and expecting
me to not know a dovetail point from a Thebes...

Jeff Parker