The Two-Wood Bow

  title={The Two-Wood Bow},
  author={Ragnar Insulander},
  journal={Acta Borealia},
  pages={49 - 73}
The invention of long-range weapons has played an important role in the evolution of human culture. The evolution of the bow in particular has held a central position in this process. A reconstruction of the steps by which the bow evolved is therefore of considerable interest. In this process the use of two separate types of wood, the invention of strong glues, the evolution of stiff ends, which act as levers, and the discovery of the mechanical characteristics of horn and sinew are key… 
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