Where did archery originate?

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2014-11-20 10:26:06

Many different cultures and peoples, widely separated and

isolated, one from another, seem to have developed bows and arrows

on their own, at various periods throughout history.

Nobody knows exactly where or when archery originated, but some

estimates are that bows and arrows were first developed around

10,000-15,000 years ago. The oldest surviving bows and

arrows have been found in Europe, but that in no way means that

archery originated there. It simply means that the conditions in

those particular areas are conducive to the preservation of the

materials used to make the ancient weapons..

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