The bow and arrow have long been part of the rich history as this pair has been used as weapon of war and for filling the stomachs of our early ancestors. The history of these devices goes as far back as 50,000 B.C. based on the findings of well versed scientists.
According to Mike Ramidden, remnants of broken bow were discovered in Africa, establishing the intelligence of the people who lived during that time period. The bow and arrow have an interesting past and understanding this can help you admire them more.
Once the bow and arrow turned into a killing weapon, the realm of simple mechanics was altered forever. It all happened around 1500 B.C. in Central Asia. This was when a simple device became a machine that is now called the compound bow. The compound bow was made with wood, sinew, and bone that increase its elasticity and strength.
The bow has become a means for waging a more effective warfare against the enemies that were at a significant distant from the archer.
The compound one was then replaced by the longbow and the crossbow. These were then used in Rome, China, and even as far as England.
A lot of people were killed by these weapons and they also paved way for large civilizations like the Roman Empire to be mass conquerors and remained that way for a long time. However, after the creation of the gunpowder, the use of bow and arrows became quite limited.
Today, they are considered as an important weapon for fans of deer hunting. These are also found in different kinds of archery to the extent that the Olympics now see it as an extremely competitive sport.
Don’t worry if your bow already looks old because Patrick Meitin on Real Tree has some tips on how to make it look new all over again.
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