Many people would claim that bows archery is obsolete today, because a lot of modern weapons are available nowadays, which are easy to use and are more effective as compared to bows and arrows. Archery is a very thrilling activity and its craze can’t be removed from our minds because it’s in our blood, and that’s the reason we love to discuss about archery more than any other activity.
Let’s look at the brief history of archery. Bows and arrows are as old as sixteen thousand years, and oldest arrowheads were found in the caves of South Africa, it’s safe to say that man has inborn talent of archery. First actual bow fragments were discovered in Germany and they were dated to 8,000 BCE, and the second oldest bow fragments were discovered in Denmark, which were dated to 6,000 BCE.
Men have used bows and arrows for various purposes, their primary purpose was hunting and self protection, but these were also used as currency. Yes as currency!! In ancient times people used arrows as the medium of exchange, and arrows were the inception of modern currency.
Archery is a very fascinating activity and man has made it even better with the help of technology, though technology has been used for creating more lethal and effective weapons, but it is also used in improving bows and arrows.
There is an old relationship between man and archery that is why this activity is still very famous today. Today bows and arrows are used for different purposes, some people enjoy archery for hunting (as it was done for some thousand years ago); some people have made it a sport and now it is very famous in international sporting events like Olympics, therefore, bows and arrows are serving different purposes.
The people in Special Forces like Army widely use bows as one of the most lethal weapons. Mostly, they use crossbows because crossbows are deadly accurate and easier to use than a longbow. Crossbows have a firing range longer than a traditional longbow. With the help of technological advancements, man has made crossbows as effective as modern guns, but crossbows are somehow more effective than guns because of their accuracy and stealth attack.
Archery is not associated with any particular culture, but there are few geographical locations which have become famous for archery. There are famous stories about Brazilian archers, West German archers, English archers and Chinese archers.
Archery has also played an important part in literature and there are many fascinating stories about extraordinary archers. People all over the world admire great legendary folk heroes like Robin Hood and William Tell and tell their stories to each other, as these characters became famous for their archery skills.
Making and selling bows and arrows has become a big industry in America and now there are many brands which are making bows and arrows of different sizes and designs, and using different materials for manufacturing them in order to serve their valuable consumers. Bear Archery Bows are the leading ones available in the market, and Primos Archery is famous for making archery accessories.
Archery bows is a very fascinating activity and is full of adventure. Enjoy your outdoor activities with archery; it’s an adventurous activity with lots of fun and learning.