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comment How severe were the casualties in ancient/medieval battles?
From Wikipedia, but marked as "Citation Needed": "In most medieval battles, more soldiers were killed during the retreat than in battle, since mounted knights could quickly and easily dispatch the archers and infantry who were no longer protected by a line of pikes as they had been during the previous fighting."
comment In the Medieval period, how long would an average swordsmith need to forge an average sword?
i assume there are some modern shortcuts and/or handicapts removed when comparing smithing an item today and smithing an item in the middle ages?
comment What really happened to the Maya civilization?
in response to your comments about ruins being largely intact, keep in mind that the weapons of the time period were largely primitive, and the architecture that survived was mostly made of stone. Even with large scale war, stone structures would not suffer much damage from primitive weapons.