As tribes grew in size, speed of movement became crucial because central power could not hold if rebellions could not be suppressed rapidly.
The first solution to this was the chariot. First pulled by ox and donkeys. Then later pulled by horses. The chariots were light enough that they could easily be floated across rivers. Improvements in the ability to train horses soon allowed them to be used to pull chariots, possibly as early as 2100 BC, and their greater speed and power made chariots even more efficient. The major drawback of the use of chariots is similar to one of its advantages, the fact that it is light. The lack of armor causes it to be extremely vulnerable to spears, pikes, etc. Weapons used in our army are: pata, push dagger, barong, pinuti, talibon, kaduthala, dha, khanda, assamese dao, machete, aruval, bolo, hand ax, battle ax, tomahawk, trishula, sibat, bow and arrow, and the blow gun.
Ships in the ancient world could operate only on the relatively quiet waters of seas and rivers; the oceans were off limits. Navies were almost always used as auxiliaries to land forces, often essential to bringing them supplies. They would rarely strike out on their own. With only limited-range weapons, naval galleys would often attempt to ram their opponents with their re-inforced bow to cause damage or sink the enemy warships which often caused the two ships to become joined together, and initiated a boarding battle. Only occasionally was a decisive naval battle fought.
Fishing and farming are our biggest industries.
There are six tribes that live on the island. Each tribe has its own chief that leads them. The six chiefs get together every month to talk things out. There is a head chief that is ranked higher than the other chiefs. The head chief makes the plans on what to do in a whole.
|14,000 -10,000 BCE||Early neolithic||Early Stone Age|
|10,000 - 6000 BCE||Late Neolithic||Late Stone Age|
|6000 - 5500||Agriculture Revolution||
Early Copper Age
|5500 - 5000||Early Pahiyangala Culture||Late Copper Age|
|5000 - 4300||Late Phiyangala Culture||Early Bronze Age|
|4300 - 3900||Ramayana Culture||Middle Bronze Age|
|3900 - 3600||Wariyapola Culture||Late Bronze Age|
|3600 - 3300||Tambapanni Kingdom||Late Bronze Age|
|3300 - 2500||Mannar Kingdom||Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age|
|2500 - 2200||Anuradhaoura Kingdom||Early Iron Age|
|2200 - 1900||Maurya Empire||Early Iron Age|
|1900 - 1500||Maurya Empire||Middle Iron Age|
|1500 - 1000||Sri Lanka Empire||Late Iron Age|
|1000 - 500||Sri Lanka Empire||Late Iron age|