What was the first weapon ever made and used by humans to kill one another? A rock?

What was the first weapon ever made and used by humans to kill one another? A rock? A piece of wood to beat someone to death? A knife made out of stone?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A rock, trust me I was there.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rock per cain and common sense

      weren't we all

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't Cain use the jawbone of an animal or something to craft a crude knife

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Some apocrypha mentions a jawbone, yes. The actual passage in the bible doesn't specify any weapon in particular, rock is a later tradition too.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            According to different traditions Cain used his bare hands, scythe, sickle, hoe, rock, jawbone or his teeth. In talmud he doesn't quite understand how murder works so he just keeps whacking Abel in different parts of his body until it works with the neck.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >he doesn't quite understand how murder works so he just keeps whacking Abel in different parts of his body until it works with the neck.
              Kek.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was world's first murder. He had to do original research.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              like a cartoon

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Samson used a donkey’s jawbone.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Jawbones were used as agricultural tools and Cain was a farmer.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A bone club makes sense

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Beat me to it. Probably was a large animal bone.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk what did Caine kill Abel with? Probably a rock?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oldest actually recorded weapon use is the bow. And it makes sense too, much safer (and less scary) to shoot a guy from a short distance then to get up in his face and have a spear fight to the death or something.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >average /k/ poster
      I could have ignored this but it's so incredibly moronic I couldn't.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao. 100% a random rock or stick was the first weapon. Pretty sure chimps bash each other with sticks sometimes.

        Lack basic reading comprehension,
        actual RECORDED weapon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao. 100% a random rock or stick was the first weapon. Pretty sure chimps bash each other with sticks sometimes.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of Humanity's key traits is its ability to throw hard. The rock is definitively the first weapon as it was the simplest and most available object to translate throwing ability into killing power.

    Now, actually "made", I'm going to say it was the knife (in the most crude iteration possible). By the time the first human threw a rock, he probably also knew rocks could be sharp, and sharp is useful, especially at making things bleed, so it wouldn't have taken long to learn that blunt rock can become sharp rock. This was also likely the first thing humans ever properly crafted. I'm certain that a rock with a crudely shaped edge was the first man-made object that killed another human.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Knives can be made of bone, slate, or sea shells. The first weapon was probably just a sharp rock or using said sharp rock to carve a spear. Then they probably made the atlatl to better throw said spear.

      A sharpened stick makes for a far better weapon than a bone knife.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess it really comes down to which we thought of first. Was it looking at a sharp rock and recreating it with more rocks, or using that sharp rock to make sharp stick?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sharp rock very sharp but not long
          >stick long but not sharp
          >use sharp rock to make kinda sharp stick
          >???
          >escalation of violence

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Throwing sticks are also a possibility, as they can be specially fashioned as weapons.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m seeing really old (~15k year old) stone tip spears and bone weapons on google, but I’m inclined to agree with rock anon here.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd argue a stone tipped spear is just an improved rock.
      Right?
      That said, a lot to be said for a basic heavy Stick as well.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’d say it’s an even split in it being a pointy stick and a long sharp rock. But to me if I can see both a rock and a nice stick during a walk in the woods chances are our ancestors grabbed them first. I have no data to back this claim.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dick

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genesis 4:22 mentions Tubal-Cain, "forger of every implement of bronze and iron". Maybe he was the first to kill with a weapon.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just for the sake of contrarianism, I'm going to say a garrote

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fist
    >/thread
    either a rock or stick, depends on when humans were "human"
    the real question is where they were hit...

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends what you mean by made. Someone probably fashioned a weighty stick into a club by modifying it before any other weapon was created. Rocks were probably mostly ad hoc rather than being purpose made.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    we know wooden spears were used by hominids 500k years ago, some 200k years before homosexual sapiens shows up. Spears are a likely contender, as they would have been the dedicated hunting weapons, you'd have the practice and design to cause injury, unlike rocks and bone clubs, which would have been mainly tools you'd rather not damage. A dedicated fighting club large enough to inflict serious injury would be an uncommon find, as human interfighting would be far rarer that early in prehistory

    counting the first hominids before 5m years ago, yea, sticks and stones. though I guess they wouldn't really be counted as 'made' as much as just found and used.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    humans evolved from chimps with devastating grip strength, so i'm going to say these hands

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My bare fricking hands hell ya. And my penis!

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the frick is happening with his arm

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm just trying to understand what's going on with the muzzle of that pistol.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        recoil dampening pistons. my pardini SP-RF has the same thing. Mine were tungsten weights with springs; I think the morini MG2E pictured there are just steel though

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh, that's pretty sick. Thanks.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yessir. even though it's a 22, during the fast strings of olympic 25m shooting you really want to bring that muzzle back down after every shot. Do I notice a difference? not really, but it gives me more confidence lol

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              How do they stay in?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                there is a front plate I took off for that picture

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is your brain and arm on sports 22LR pistol shooting drug, I don't even pity these creatures

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Something that we can prove? Rock handed off to anthropologists/archaeologists for stusy by use wear analysis autists (organic mater such as big wood stick dont preserve as well in the record)

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    n00kz, everything else was just practice

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    monke use bone

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