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Archery is usually thought to have been created around 10,000 years ago, during the transition from the Upper Paleolithic (called the Late Stone Age) to the Mesolithic period.1)

Oldest Known Piece

The oldest known archery items unearthed in Europe are from the late Paleolithic period, which lasted between 11,000 and 9,000 years ago. The items were discovered at Stellmoor in the Ahrensburg valley, which is located to the north of Hamburg, Germany. 2)


In 1940, two of the oldest known bows were discovered in Denmark's Holmegrd wetland. The bows were discovered 8,000 years ago. They were built of elm and had flat arms and a D-shaped center. The middle of the bows is biconvex. 3)

Holmegård Bows

These Holmegård bows (as they are now known) were widely employed until the transition into the Bronze Age, although the convexity of the midsections of these bows gradually decreased. 4)


Archery was used in Egyptian culture even before it established a kingdom. 5)

Archery in America

Archery had made its way into the Americas by 6,000 BCE, and after horses were introduced, tribesmen took up archery on horseback. 6)

Oldest Neolithic Bow In Europe

The earliest known Neolithic bow found in Europe is from 7,400 - 7,200 years before now. The whole bow was excavated from anaerobic strata. This yew wood specimen was just 1.08 meters long and had a D-shaped cross-section. 7)

Interpersonal Violence

Archery, according to experts, was employed for interpersonal aggression throughout Neolithic and early Bronze Age Europe. This assertion is based on the discovery of arrow heads, depictions, injuries, and Neolithic fortifications throughout Europe. 8)

Popularity In Ancient Civilizations

Archery was used extensively in combat by ancient civilizations such as the Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Parthians, and Persians. In reality, all of these civilizations utilized a high number of archers in their armies. 9)


The employment of archery in combat was frequently crucial, particularly because arrows proved to be very damaging against massed formations among competing forces. 10)

Mounted Archers

Mounted archers were extremely important to Mongols, Cimmerians, and other equine nomads. In fact, mounted archers were their main military force. 11)

Babylonians And Assyrians

Archery was also widely utilized by the Babylonians and Assyrians of the Middle East. The Kassites of the Middle East relied on chariot soldiers, who in turn relied largely on bows and arrows. 12)

Early Rome

Archery was not very significant to Romans in early Rome, but as the empire developed, the value of archery became apparent. By the fourth century, the Roman forces were increasingly reliant on composite bows. 13)

Chinese Archery

In terms of Chinese culture, archery has played an important role for millennia. Archery was designated one of the Six Noble Arts by the Zhou dynasty, which ruled from 1146 BCE to 256 BCE. The variety of Chinese archery methods and equipment reflects the variety of Chinese culture. 14)

Ancient Indian Archery

Archery was highly significant in ancient India. In reality, bow and arrow were traditional Indian weaponry dating back to the Vedic period. Legendary archery figures included Dronacharya, Arjuna, Karna, Eklavya, Rama, and others. 15)

Bows Replaced With Guns

The introduction of guns resulted in the demise of renowned bows and arrows. Despite the fact that the fire rate of the weapons was considerably inferior, every civilization that had access to early firearms abandoned archery. 16)

Reason For Using Guns

People began utilizing guns because of its greater penetration and extended kill range. Firearms likewise did not need much training. 17)

China And Korea 17th Century

By the mid-seventeenth century, archery had been completely eradicated and replaced by guns. Archery, on the other hand, was a part of military examinations in China and Korea until 1904 and 1894, respectively. 18)

Revival In Britain

Archery, on the other hand, was resurrected by the British as a leisure sport, particularly for the upper class, during the late 18th and mid-19th centuries. 19)

Modern Sport

Archery had become a modern sport by the mid-nineteenth century, but by the end of the century, the emergence of alternative sports such as tennis and croquet had contributed to dampen the increasing popularity of archery in the United Kingdom. 20)

Archery Clubs In UK

Despite the fact that the number of archery clubs in the United Kingdom had been reduced to 50 by 1900, archery was included in the Paris Olympic Games. 21)

US Archery 20th Century

The primitive archery of the United States was resurrected in the twentieth century. 22)

Archery Revived in 21st Century China

In the twenty-first century, China experienced a rebirth of archery, with artisans rediscovering the skill of making bows and arrows and performing traditional Chinese archery. 23)


Archery is still the official sport of the Kingdom of Bhutan. 24)

Robin Hood

Splitting a competitor's arrow is known as Robin Hood in archery sports. 25)

Name Engraving

Most archery tournaments require archers to have the initials of their names inscribed on their arrows. 26)


Kyudo is the name given to the ceremonial and traditional Japanese archery. 27)

Live Pigeons

In the 1900 Olympics, live pigeons were used as archery targets. 28)

Name Meaning And Origin

Archery is derived from the Latin word arcus, which meaning “bows and arrows”. 29)

Four Types

In archery, four types of bows are used: the Recurve Bow, the Recurve Barebow, the Long Bow, and the Compound Bow. 30)

archery.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/19 02:43 by eziothekilla34