27576Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Archery
- Feb 6, 2011On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:40 AM, chagin1 <chagin1@...> wrote:
>Can you come up with dates and cites? I'd be interested in what you
> This I doubt. Archeological evidence shows asymmetrical bows buried in graves before the horse was introduced into Japan. The design predates the horse.
have, because that isn't a claim I recall seeing before.
From what I can see, the assymetric bow occurs across central Eurasia,
in one form or another--I'm not sure what the oldest dates of bows and
horses are, though. I've also seen some theories that it has more to
do with power generation than it has to do with horseback riding.
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