A bow-launched arrow is a fin-stabilized projectile. A typical arrow consists of a long, stiff, straight shaft with a heavy (and usually sharp and pointed) arrowhead attached to the front end, many fin-like stabilizers called fletchings positioned near the back end, and a nock slot for contacting the bowstring at the back end. A quiver is a container or pouch that holds additional arrows for easy reloading.
Bows and arrows have been used by humans since before recorded history and are found in most cultures. A fletcher is an artisan who produces arrows, while an arrowsmith makes arrowheads.
The oldest evidence of possible arrowheads was discovered in Sibudu Cave in current-day South Africa, dating back to some 64,000 years ago. The oldest evidence for the use of arrows outside of Africa, dated to around 48,000 years ago, was discovered in the Fa Hien Cave in Sri Lanka, which is also the oldest evidence for the use of arrows outside of Africa. The earliest evidence of bows being used to shoot arrows dates back to around 10,000 years ago, and it comes from pinewood arrows discovered in the Ahrensburg valley north of Hamburg. They were fired from a bow because they had shallow slots on the base. The oldest bow discovered so far dates from around 8,000 years ago and was discovered in Denmark's Holmegrd marsh.
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