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Āraišu eksperiments

APALS, J., "Āraišu eksperiments", Zinātne un Tehnika, issue 8, Rīga, pp. 26-28, 1983.

What weapons were used in battle by the people inhabiting the lake fortress (LV)?

The people living in the lake fortress used the characteristic close combat and missile weapons of the Viking Age. Missile weapons included the bow, with iron-tipped arrows, as well as the javelin and probably also the sling...

What did the people of the lake fortress look like (LV)?

Anthropological and demographic studies give us an idea of the physical characteristics of the ancient Latgallians in the Early Middle Ages. Latgallian men living in the 7th–13th century had an average stature of...


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