History Of Archery
The bow and arrow are known to have been invented by the end of the Upper Paleolithic.
Projectile points (used on spears or atalatl darts) on are known from earlier prehistory, dating to the Middle Paleolithic. Bows eventually replaced spear-throwers as the predominant means for launching sharp projectiles on all continents except Australia.
Archery was an important military and hunting skill before the widespread and efficient use of firearms, throughout classical antiquity and the medieval period. Arrows were especially destructive against unarmoured masses and the use of archers often proved decisive. Mounted archers combined range with speed and mobility. Archery also figured prominently in the mythologies of many cultures.
Other articles related to "history of archery, archery, of archery":
... Confederate veterans, Will and Maurice Thompson, revived archery in America ... Thomas Williams knew something about English-style Archery (using a longbow, though it is unclear where he gained this knowledge) and showed Maurice and Will ... Later, Maurice wrote a book, The Witchery of Archery, which became a best seller and enthused people about the sport of archery ...
Famous quotes containing the words history of and/or history:
“In the history of the human mind, these glowing and ruddy fables precede the noonday thoughts of men, as Aurora the suns rays. The matutine intellect of the poet, keeping in advance of the glare of philosophy, always dwells in this auroral atmosphere.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.”
—Albert Camus (19131960)