Articles from the Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries
| The Compound Bow |
Twenty-five years after Allen's patent of December 1969. The history of the development of the well known bow and a little more.
| Observations on the returning arrow|
This works, Marcelo tried it himself!
|Steel bows from India|
High tech from a long time ago.
|Archery and Mathematical Modelling|
Enough to keep you busy for a while! Covers the modelling of recurve bows.
|Oriental Hinged and Take-apart Bows|
And you thought the recurve take-down bow was modern?
|On the Mechanics of some Replica Bows|
A further investigation on the modelling of bows.
|The Medieval English Longbow|
Characteristics and origin. An article about the early longbows and how they came to England.
|Ballistic Properties in Ancient Egyptian Arrows|
A piece on arrow spine by a non-engineer
|Turkish Flight Arrows|
The arrows the Turks used to achieve incredible long distance shots
The history of the noise making arrow.
|The Decline of the Longbow|
The downfall of the English longbow.
|Ancient Composite bows|
An article about an Assyrian bow found in Egypt.
|Some Speculations on the nature of Longbowstrings|
What were old strings made of?
|Further Speculations on the nature of Longbowstrings.|
Some additional notes about longbowstrings
|North American Sioux Indian Archery|
About the bows of Native Americans.
|A Bibliography of Archery|
Not in the Journal, but by one of the members. A list of books and other publications dealing with archery history.
|Glossary of archery terms.|
Less common archery terms explained.
|Some archery physics|
A long article by one of our members dealing with the mathematics of arrow flight.
|The measurement of arrow velocities in the students' lab|
An article from the European Journal of Physics
| The sling and the bow hand |
This article deals with the use of the sling and bow hand placement. It covers the basics and has hints that might be useful to more experienced archers.
|Extracts from Usenet|
These extracts are taken from discussions in alt.archery and rec.sport archery.
|Archery Frequently Asked Questions|
All the Archery FAQs together.
|10 Basic steps in Archery|
A step-by-step instruction for the execution of the shot.
|Selftest for 3D and field archery|
This test helps you to find your weak-spots in preparations for tournaments.
| Joe Tapley's Arrow Flight Simulator|
This is a piece of software (free to download) with some documentation on arrow flight simulation.
|NEW! Archers Reference|
A very complete guide to archery in PDF. The author/editor is Murray Elliot