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The Reconstruction of Scythian Bows

Author(s): Erhard Godehardt ; Jerzy Jaworski ; Peter Pieper ; Hans Schellenberg

Editor(s): Barry Molloy

Year: 2007

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J. Whittaker: Composite bow info [poorly written] on manufacture and tests. Penetration studies using different points against Roman scutum shield (plywood construction with leather) and Persian shield (cane with leather): long oval points best, would break structure of shield after a few hits and cause wounds, bodkins next, 3-bladed did not penetrate well.

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The Reconstruction of Scythian Bows. Erhard Godehardt, Jerzy Jaworski, Peter Pieper, Hans Schellenberg, Barry Molloy. In The Cutting Edge: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat. Pp. 112-133. Stroud: Tempus Publishing, Limited. 2007 ( tDAR id: 423421)


bow & arrow

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Bronze Age Iron Age

Spatial Coverage

min long: 22.151; min lat: 44.379 ; max long: 40.168; max lat: 52.363 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 10233


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