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What was one of the main uses for archery?



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The main uses for archery when it was first developed are pretty much the same today: for hunting, competitive sports, and as a recreational activity

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Archie was initially a technology used in hunting or for protection from wild animals. Anything that put you at a greater distance from big critters that would object to you stabbing them with flint knife or jabbing a spear in them (an perhaps mashing you into the dirt) was seen as a good idea.Later people noted that killing an animal at a safe distance was much much the same as killing an enemy (or the men in village with prettier girls) at a safe distance. This developed a second application of archery as a weapon of war or murder.

As time passed the skill required for archery was admired and the competitive sport of archery became a substitute for warfare.