Thanks to Rampant Lion Highland Graphics, everybody knows about the ancestors of our caber-tossers
They have proved it on their facebook page
One. Two. Tree : Here they are...
And you can see that caber-tossers' ancestors are much older than the Highland Games which were created only one millenium ago.
Furthermore, according to Rampant Lion, it seems to be just the same for hammer-throwers
Caber-toss, Hammer-throw: in spite of the drawings by Rampant Lion, it's no monkey business..
The article in French:
Lanceurs, l'odyssée de l'espèce:
Rampant Lion, the tag