Archers Helped Colonize the World

In a recent paper, archaeologist and Cambridge professor Paul Mellars suggests that the technological development of the bow and arrow helped lead to human colonization of the world.

"The wide-ranging technological developments included improved cutting tools and new animal skin cleaning equipment, abstract art and more effective weaponry. The African tribes also invented the world's first man-made projectiles - light-weight throwing spears and bows and arrows."