chapter  21
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IRON AGE WARRIORS AND THE CIVILIZATIONS OF GREECE AND ROME

Indo-European warfare of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age has not yet been studied as a whole. Aside from chariotry, relatively little of it is known. There is very early evidence, however. Natalevka-type stone stelae from around 3000 BC, found in Ukraine, show a naked berserk warrior as well as clubs, axes, spears, knives, bows, arrows, and horses, betraying a wealth of fighting techniques.1 By 1600 BC at the latest, when Aryans came to India, Indo-European warrior styles were in full swing. Around 1200 BC, at the end of the Bronze Age in West Asia, berserks decided battles and wolf-warriors ran with war chariots.