Top 10 TERRIFYING Facts About MAORI WARRIORS

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7. The Mere Club Was Used to Crack Skulls

They are a blunt force weapon and were used in close range fighting. Often, a Maori warrior would attack an opposing tribesman by swinging the mere club down on his shoulder. This would hopefully break the collar bone, or dislocate or break their shoulder.

Then their opponent would be unable to defend himself against a blow to the head; often to the temple. Behind the temple is the Pterion, which is the weakest point of the skull. Since the skull is so thin there, it usually only took one blow to that area to kill an opposing warrior.

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