Could you comment on the forensic anthropology of this skull ? Archaeologists presumed an iron sword until dating of 1200s made that "impossible". An "unfortunate" test on pig-skull also gave the wrong result . So Antiquity published and is not very interested in unorthodox outcomes . ((However people adjust presumptions when space-craft data gives heretical info . ) . Australian archaeology is not interested .
The skull has a smooth, slicing fracture identified with iron swords , not hardwood blades . This is confirmed by persons from Richard III skull forensics and from medical surgery teaching .
Catalyst: Toorale Man murder mystery - ABC TV Science
Apr 7, 2015 - . .... Bizarrely, the skull wounds on Toorale Man appear similar to those on gladiators
The death of Kaakutja: A case of peri-mortem weapon ... - ResearchGate
Official Full-Text Publication: The death of Kaakutja: A case of peri-mortem weapon trauma in an Aboriginal man from north-western New South Wales, Australia ...
. On this basis, the boomerang is the most probable candidate for the main trauma. , Of the weapons tested, the frontal wound observed in Kaakutja most closely resembles that produced by an African ‘Samburu’ sword.
Volume 90, Issue 353 October 2016, pp. 1318-1333 , and supplement .
This delusional iron boomerang doesn't work ( except in Fawlty Towers. B Fawlty BBC 1975-9) :
" I have received the following comment from the writer: " The aim of the experiments were to determine whether traditional Aboriginal weapons could have caused trauma similar to that of the Toorale skull. Unfortunately our methods did not produce trauma,.. "
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. "
Wooden blades are 5-10mm thick at 10mm back from edge where swords are 3mm. This thickness makes bone shatter rather than slice so surgical scalpels are 2mm thick to avoid that damage. So the sword is most likely an iron sword.
The Physics of resistance being R = Velocity. Area ( and Velocity squared for living bone with fluid marrow) prevents thick wood from cutting like thin iron . Fast arm-speed with a sword as in speed cricket bowling gives an impact of around 350 feet /sec comparable with these examples:
Bone Micro-Fracture Observations From Direct Impact of Slow Velocity ...
by DC Kieser - 2014
Materials and Methods: We observed the effect of 9 mm spherical non-deforming
steel projectiles fired at increasing velocities of 10 ft/s (3 m/s) to 200 ft/s (60 m/s) ..
Bone Fractures Produced by High Velocity Impacts - University of ...
by DF Huelke - 1967 -
The effects of high velocity impact to the distal end of 122 human ..
The photo on third page , p 125 shows damage to 5mm out from the ball so a thick blade causes destruction not slicing as seen on Toorale man . Therefore it seems an Indonesian sword was used. This is consistent with a ship legend , loan-words and Hindu-Buddhist evidence across southern Australia .
Apparently Australia had an Indic culture associated with SE Asia in general and I'm glad to share more info.