The Reconstruction of Scythian Bows


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.

Cite this Record

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)

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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.