.Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat and was invented in the late Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic periods. The oldest signs of archery’s use in Europe date from around 10,000BC, while in Asia and the Middle East evidence suggests archery originated even earlier. 
It is a pretty famous sport; included in the Olympic Games. Archery as become even more famous thanks :  The Hunger Games, The Avengers and The Hobbit franchises (Hawkeye is best avenger btw) and Arrow.
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