elephants in china 2000BC?

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Jilu
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elephants in china 2000BC?

Post by Jilu » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:54 pm

Please have a look !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/nature/20678793

should some chinese armies have elephants?

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Re: elephants in china 2000BC?

Post by philqw78 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:26 am

The elephant had 2 "fingers". Which I suspect would be the reply from the authors.
Some (or at least 1) of the southern chinese armies get elephants.
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Re: elephants in china 2000BC?

Post by marty » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:44 pm

The evidence for the military use of elephants by early dynasties (Shang, etc) is sketchy at best. Mind you evidence of any sort in this period is pretty sketchy and I believe at least one manufacturer makes a model (although I cant remember which one).

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Re: elephants in china 2000BC?

Post by Jilu » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:26 am

philqw78 wrote:The elephant had 2 "fingers". Which I suspect would be the reply from the authors.
Some (or at least 1) of the southern chinese armies get elephants.

yes but these were in northern china..

and franky a lot of other armies are based on sketchy info.....

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Re: elephants in china 2000BC?

Post by tadamson » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Elephants were hunted in China at a very early stage, however they were not domesticated.

Some, much later, Southern armies did, very occasionally, use elephants. I believe these are already in a list or two.

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