Theodore R. Whitman, History of Archery, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition (August 3, 2017)
Learn all about the history, development and current state of History of Archery in this collection of articles by author/expert Theodore R. Whitman. From it's beginnings in the Epipaleolithic period, progress through ancient history and the middle ages; and continuing through to the present day, this interesting book covers archery through many periods of human history. The bow & arrow are known to have been invented by the end of the Upper Paleolithic, and for at least 10,000 years archery was an important military & hunting skill, and is featured prominently in the mythologies of many cultures. Archers, whether on foot, in chariots and on horseback were a major part of most militaries until about 1500 when they began to be replaced by firearms, first in Europe, and then progressively elsewhere.