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War by the Numbers Volume 60 Number 2, March/April 2007

1,200
number of sling missiles found at the 5,500-year-old site of Tell Hamoukar, Syria--the first evidence for large-scale warfare

500
number of men, women, and children discovered during excavations at the Crow Creek site, South Dakota, all massacred around a.d. 1325

1,300
sets of remains of U.S. service personnel excavated, identified, and returned to families by the Army's Central Identification Laboratory

350
maximum range in yards of the Mongol bow

31 B.C.
year of the Battle of Actium, marking the end of the Roman Republic

1
number of complete sets of Mycenaean armor ever discovered

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