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52 INTERESTING ARCHERY FACTS FROM A SPORTING PASTIME WE ALL LOVE

compiled by Andrew Wayland


A TIMELINE OF ARCHERY


  • Paleolithic period

Arrowheads dated from 90.000 to 40.000 BC found in North Africa, 64,000 BC Arrowheads found in KwaZulu –Natal South Africa.


48,000 BC The earliest evidence of bows and arrows outside of Africa centres on Sri Lanka where arrowheads were discovered there in 2020 in sediment along with remains of squirrels and monkeys which strongly hints that these animals were hunted using bows and arrows.