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Japanese horseback archery hits Australian beach for world first

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on Japanese horseback archery hits Australian beach for world first

Dateline Australia, via ABC Far North Queensland “Think either horse riding or archery is hard? Imagine combining the two. For the...

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Examining arrow and bolt heads from the siege of Crusader Castle Arsuf, 1265

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Examining arrow and bolt heads from the siege of Crusader Castle Arsuf, 1265

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | 0 comments

In 1265, the Crusader castle of Arsuf in the Kingdom of Jerusalem was attacked by an forces of the Mamluk Sultanate.  The castle...

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The Asian war bow: the physics of  Asian archery

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The Asian war bow: the physics of Asian archery

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Featured, Video Slider, Videos, Weapons | 0 comments

Serving as an introduction to the physics of historic military technology, we’ll look at a paper by Timo A. Nieminen which examines...

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Oddities of archery:  Medieval arrowheads with twisted sockets

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Oddities of archery: Medieval arrowheads with twisted sockets

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis | 0 comments

One of the more unusual and perhaps unpleasant forms of arrowheads used in Medieval Europe was found in Poland between the 8th and 12th...

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