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The oldest complete bow in the world?

One of the most exciting discoveries at Star Carr was a wooden bow. In this film Mike Bamforth explains more.

One of the most exciting discoveries we made was what appears to be a complete wooden bow, which is the oldest known complete bow in the world.

As Mike Bamforth explains here, it is very light weight and was probably used for fishing or hunting birds or small animals.

Further resources

If you would like to find out more about our research into this bow, please read Chapter 29 in our free, online book. In addition, you might be interested in Chapter 28 which explains woodworking technology in the Mesolithic.

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