Ancient Mayans used spiked clubs in battle

Ancient Mayan armies used spiked clubs for open terrain conflict, new research shows.

A study of 116 skulls remaining from more than 2000 years of warfare shows a large number of blows had been inflicted to the left side of the cranium, probably resulting from blows delivered with close quarter weapons by right-handed assailants in face-to-face confrontation.

Lead researcher Dr Stan Serafin said some of these injuries may have been from arrows but a wooden club with protruding points would better account for the concentration in the left frontal and horizontal orientation of the blows.

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