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Prehistoric Archery - Some Considerations

Author(s): Alf Webb ; Doug Gentles

Year: 1999

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J. Whittaker: Mesolithic bows of two types: stick bow, bends in complete arc, breaks at grip; handle reinforced bow, bends in restricted arc, breaks at end of limbs. Both found archaeologically in Mesolithic. Tend to have archaeological finds of heavy bows from wet lowlands sites, light arrows from upland sites – they should not go together.

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Prehistoric Archery - Some Considerations. Alf Webb, Doug Gentles. Experiment in Archaeology, Annual Publication. 1: 6-9. 1999 ( tDAR id: 417553)


bow & arrow

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England NORTHERN IRELAND Scotland Wales

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Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

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ExArc Id(s): 3809


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America