Friday, September 26, 2014

Traditional Archery Techniques & Ohio's Past

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."

To read the full post, click here.

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. "

To read the full post, click here.

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