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Holmegard
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:39:16 PM »
I do not remember if I posted this before, but here goes. This is the first picture of the Holmegard after it was excavated in 1945.There has been a lot of misunderstanding about this bow. The Holmegard do not have the narrow stiff levers that many  think. The notches are from modern damage. A half bow was found at the same place. It is amazing that it is so well preserved after thousands of years in the mud. Holmegard is in Denmark.


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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 06:43:07 PM »
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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 07:26:29 PM »
Very informative.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 11:24:54 AM »
This must be nostalgic for a lot of you guy's. I'm sure the bows from your childhood, bring back fond memories :saywhat:

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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 01:30:05 PM »
Yes, it is very exciting that we have such a long history and find artefacts from thousands of years ago.

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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 05:30:48 PM »
These are some of the few prehistoric selfbows found. Wood bows just doesn't last long unless unprecedented circumstances like super dry environment or buried in a anaerobic environment like in a bog or under the silt in a river(Mary Rose).
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Re: Holmegard
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2021, 07:59:50 PM »
Didn’t someone find one or two bows in a cave somewhere in the southwest US a while ago? If I remember correctly, they were in almost pristine condition except for some rot where the lower tip rested on the cave floor.
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