Traditional Archery from Six Continents: The Charles E. Grayson Collection
University of Missouri Press, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
"An overview of one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of European and non-European archery-related materials in the world. This book presents color photos and descriptions of some 300 items - including bows, arrows, quivers, and thumb rings- that represent traditional archery techniques, practices, and customs from around the world"--Provided by publisher.
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1.5 cm thick 3.1 cm wide Africa Ainu American Andaman Islands archery equipment arrows Cat attached bamboo bands barbs Bhutan bone bow and arrow bow Cat bracer carved China cm high cm in diameter cm long cm wide composite bow covered crossbow decorated early twentieth centuries eighteenth and nineteenth English longbow Figure flattened foreshaft glued gold Grayson grip grooved handle hunting India inserted iron heads ivory Japanese lacquered late nineteenth long and 0.8 longbow Mbuti McEwen metal nineteenth and early nocks plant fiber plant-fiber Qing Dynasty quiver and arrows radial three-feather fletchings range in length rawhide recurved tips reed shafts reflex reinforced bows reinforced with sinew rings silk sinew backing sinew wrapping Society of Archer-Antiquaries straight limbs string tanged tapered target arrows thick at midlimb thread thumb rings traditional archery Turkish twisted sinew types typical V-shaped self nocks War arrow weapons wide at midlimb wooden shafts wrist guard
Page 8 - This is the simplest form of release, and is that which children all the world over naturally adopt in first using the bow. It consists in simply grasping the arrow between the end of the straightened thumb, and the first and second joints of the bent forefinger (Figs, i and 2).
Page ix - Constructive guidance and supervision in the earlier years of service (such as is being afforded new faculty members in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri...
Page 248 - A new classifcation of the bow and arrow in Africa. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 61:259-99.
Page 245 - C., and E. McEwen. 1997. Sinew-reinforced and composite bows. In Projectile Technology, edited by H. Knecht, 143-60. New York: Plenum.