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corduroy

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[MC]

Wooden trackways made from short logs laid parallel to each other side to side, thus forming a continuous corrugated surface.

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Mediterranean World

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Since its origin in the Mediterranean, there have been innumerable experiences of peace; they are as numerous as the participants, historical scopes, and moments. Peace coexists with and...

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plate armor

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Warfare and Defence.

[Ar]

Protective armour in the form of sheet‐iron fittings tailored to the shape of the body and strapped in position. This type of armour was current in the 15th–16th centuries ad...

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scabbard

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Warfare and Defence.

[Ar]

Leather, wooden, metal, or woven case in which a sword or rapier is kept when not in use. Most scabbards are provided with fittings so that they can be hung from a belt or...

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stockade

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[Co]

An enclosure boundary or fence formed using upright posts or planks set in a slot in the ground and perhaps fixed together at a higher level for additional strength.

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Susquehannock

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Warfare and Defence.

ˌsǝskwǝˈhænǝk

an Algonquian-speaking Indian tribe located generally along the Susquehanna River in what is now the state of Pennsylvania, the Susquehannock were conquered by the...

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triangulation

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[Te]

Method of fixing the position of a defined point in the horizontal plane by measuring its distance from two points whose position is already established (e.g. grid pegs) and...

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trunnion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Archaeology.

[De]

A cylindrical projection from the side of a cannon or mortar that when seated in a semi‐circular notch cut into the framework or housing provides support while allowing the...

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