Video is Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.
September 2, 2014.
Keevin Lewis, of the National Museum of the American Indian Blog, has written an interesting post about a recent workshop and demonstration about traditional bow and arrow construction in Arizona.
"The National Museum of the American Indian supported Royce’s project—his research into bows and arrows and other objects in the museum’s collections outside Washington, D.C., the workshop, and the reception—through the Artist Leadership Program."
August 3, 2013.
Much of Ohio's bow and arrow tradition is not archaeologically documented; because wood does not preserve well. Dr. Brad Lepper, of the Ohio History Connection's Archaeology Blog, has written an informative post about his research into the link between social complexity and archery with Ohio's ancient cultures.
"Ultimately, perhaps inevitably, the upward (or downward depending on your point of view) spiral of agricultural intensification and militarization – initiated by the adoption of the bow — resulted in the rise of centralized authority during the Mississippian period. And although there were no Mississippian temple mound centers in Ohio, Rob Cook’s research at SunWatchVillage in Dayton suggests it might only have been a matter of time before that level of socio-cultural complexity developed here, too. "
For more information,
- Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews May/June 2013
- Introduction: Social Complexity and the Bow in the Prehistoric North American Record
- Social Complexity and the Bow in the Eastern Woodlands
- Conflict and Societal Change in Late Prehistoric Eastern North America
- Sedentism, Social Change, Warfare, and the Bow in the Ancient Pueblo Southwest
- Sociopolitical Complexity and the Bow and Arrow in the American Southwest
- Effects of the Bow on Social Organization in Western North America
- Sociopolitical Effects of Bow and Arrow Technology in Prehistoric Coastal California
- The Bow and Arrow in Northern North America
- The Bow and Cultural Complexity of the Canadian Plains
- Archaeology: Bow and arrow forever changed ancient cultures
- The Columbus Dispatch, August 4, 2013.
- Dr. Robert A. Cook, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University at Newark.
- Sunwatch: Fort Ancient Development in the Mississippian World.
- "Toward More Continuous & Practical Artifact Analyses: Defining and Learning from Key Dimensions of Fort Ancient Triangular Projectile Points in the Miami Valleys"
- also authored by Aaron Comstock
- Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 39, Issue 3, September 2014.
- Project Idea Starters 4-H: Native American Artifacts: Arrowheads
- What's the Point? Identifying Flint Artifacts
- Ohio's Prehistoric People
- Virtual First Ohioans
- Hopewell Culture (100 B.C. - A.D. 500)
- Research on Fort Ancient Village Shows Two Periods of Occupation
- The Columbus Dispatch, October 10, 2007.