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Archery of 'Western Culture' in CHina

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  • Kinjal of Moravia
    For those interested in such things, here is a URL for an supported article on the discovery of Western (Scythian) bows in a Chinese tomb. A study compares
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2005
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      For those interested in such things, here is a URL for an supported
      article on the discovery of Western (Scythian) bows in a Chinese
      tomb. A study compares the design and construction of various bow
      types from various cutures (with pictures)to support the idea that
      Western designs had great influence on Eastern designs, while
      discounting any direct connection with Korean bow history, more
      generally ussumed the source of Eastern bow development.

      Lots of thoughts about the use of bows, quiver designs, etc., but
      sadly, nothing on effective distances. He instead suggests that
      with the ability to construct accurate reproductions of ancient bows
      (from X-rays, etc), "it is up to modern boyers" to test the
      effectiveness of these bows.

      http://www.atarn.org/chinese/scythian_bows.htm

      Naturally, if you 'think' that these bows will only shoot 200 yards
      or so, then that is all that will be tested. If you instead believe
      archers could and did shoot at targets beyond 500 yards, then that
      can be tested also -- the best form of documentation.

      Just do it!

      kinjal
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