The Skill of the Neolithic Bowyers: Reassessing the past through Experimental Archaeology

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Abstract

An account of the recreation of a working replica of the Neolithic Meare Heath bow that was undertaken utilising tools and materials available to the indigenous Neolithic population of Somerset. The paper assesses how, through re-creation and testing, hypotheses and interpretations previously attributed to the Meare Heath bow, and consequently to Neolithic bow-making in general, can be examined and re-appraised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSomerset Archaeology
Subtitle of host publicationPapers to mark 150 years of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society
Place of PublicationTaunton
PublisherSomerset County Council
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-86183-346-5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Neolithic
  • Archery
  • Bow
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Ancient Technology

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