Other things are going on outside corona crisis (which thankfully, appears to be getting better in our neck of woods:)
A team led by Newcastle University examined thousands of marks on
Bronze Age swords and staged experimental fights using replica weapons
to better understand how they might have been used in the Bronze Age and
the combat techniques that were needed.
Bronze - cast by mixing copper and tin – is softer than steel,
meaning that it can be easily damaged. Until now, much speculation has
focused on the possibility that because they are easy to damage, the
ancient weapons were ceremonial rather than intended for battle.
However, the research findings, published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, indicate
that not only were they used in active combat, but would have required
fighters to use lots of skill and very particular techniques to minimise
the amount of damage.
Read the whole article (and watch a video) over here:
Bronze age swords