Friday, 11 April 2014
Fantasy Dreams - Weapons (War Hammer)
A recent mass grave discovered on the scene of the Battle of Towton revealed the effect of some of the medieval weapons. A war hammer was particularly brutal and effective. The square hole in the skull below matches the shape of a typical war hammer. That really was a brutal weapon and would kill instantly.
The finds also proved that medical skill was impressive. One skull, of a particularly big individual, had a very bad injury, probably a sword blow to the face. The injury had healed which was impressive as the blow was from forehead to chin and would have taken skill to keep the individual alive.