Archery History from MOhsin beg's blog

The oldest documented evidence of the bow and arrow comes from South African sites such as Sibudu Cave, where the remains of bones and archer heads were discovered dating approximately 72,000 to 60,000 years back. According to indirect proof, bows also seems to have appeared or came back later in Eurasia in the middle of the transition from the Upper Paleolithic to the Mesolithic. The earliest evidence of a bow and arrow from Europe are fragments of possible bows from Germany found at Mannheim-Vogelstang dated 17500-18,000 years ago, and at Stellmoor which was discovered 11,000 years ago. Azilian points discovered within Grotte du Bichon, Switzerland along with the bones of both the hunter and a bear and flint fragments discovered in the bear's third vertebra which suggest the use of archers as early as 13500 years ago. Another evidence of its use in Europe originate from Stellmoor in the Ahrensburg valley north south of Hamburg, Germany and dates from the late Paleolithic, about 10,000-2000 BC. The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a main shaft and a 15-20-centimetre-long (5+7/8-7+7/8 in) fore shaft with a flint point. more

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By MOhsin beg
Added Oct 31 '22



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