Exploring the Roots of Archery
Exploring archery’s roots in societies around the world, long before the present day. Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced. This history will not only take you through a journey on the evolution of archery, but also through the history of mankind. Evidence of ancient archery has been found throughout the world. The earliest evidence of archery dates to the late Paleolithic period, around 10,000 BC, when the Egyptian and neighboring Nubian cultures used bows and arrows archery for the purposes of hunting and warfare. In China, archery dates back to the Shang dynasty (1766-1027 BC). A war chariot of that time carried a three-man team: driver, lancer and archer. During the ensuing Zhou (Chou) dynasty (1027-256 BC), nobles at court attended sport archery tournaments that were accompanied by music and interspersed with elegant salutations.
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The indoor range has 12 lanes with the capability to shoot 5, 10, 15, and 20 yards.
The outdoor range is available for various distances to shoot.
3-D archery is a available for SMA Club members only. It is the subset of field archery focusing on shooting at life-size models of game and is popular with hunters. It is most common to see unmarked distances in 3-D archery, as the goal is to accurately recreate a hunting environment for competition.
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11000 Indian Head Road
Upper Marlboro, MD