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Old 02-13-2016, 07:47 PM   #19
Janet Rosen
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Re: Resolving the Longbow Puzzle

Michael Douglas wrote: View Post
There is a problem with reclaiming 14th-to-16th Centruy arrows from bodies in that maybe half of them were barbed (which wasn't the case in earlier times) making them difficult to pull out by hand.
I'm guessing a fair amount missed their mark/any mark and were on or inserted into the ground making recycling quite possible. Or were the armies so tightly massed the arrows would not reach the ground?

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