TREBUCHET – A GRAVITY-OPERATED SIEGE ENGINE: A Study in Experimental Archaeology

  title={TREBUCHET – A GRAVITY-OPERATED SIEGE ENGINE: A Study in Experimental Archaeology},
  author={Tanel Saimre},
  journal={Estonian Journal of Archaeology},
  • Tanel Saimre
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • History
  • Estonian Journal of Archaeology
Introduction The purpose of trebuchet reconstructions Experimenting with trebuchet reconstructions, just as other aspects of experimental archaeology, is essential to better understanding our past. The trebuchet is a rather complicated machine and thus its behaviour can be fully understood only through practical experience. On the one hand, this experience helps replenish the information presented in historical sources, and on the other hand complements the knowledge attainable from the modern… 
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