An archery club dedicated to preserving the use of
flat bows, longbows, recurve bows, and selfbows,
plus the associated tackle and accessories,
and perpetuating the spirit of fellowship among all archers.
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Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman and a person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.
The bow seems to have been invented about 22,000 years ago (although arrowheads have been found that date to 64,000 years ago). There are no definite earlier bows; previous pointed shafts are known, but may have been launched by spear-throwers rather than bows. Bows eventually replaced the spear-thrower as the predominant means for launching shafted projectiles on every continent except Australasia, though spear-throwers persisted alongside the bow in parts of the Americas, notably Mexico and among the Inuit.
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