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dc.contributor.authorPiqué, Raquel-
dc.contributor.authorPalomo, Antoni-
dc.contributor.authorTerradas-Batlle, Xavier-
dc.contributor.authorTarrús, Josep-
dc.contributor.authorBuxó, Ramon-
dc.contributor.authorBosch, Àngel-
dc.contributor.authorChinchilla, Júlia-
dc.contributor.authorBodganovic, Igor-
dc.contributor.authorLópez, Oriol-
dc.contributor.authorSaña Seguí, María-
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.01.005-
dc.identifierissn: 1095-9238-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Archaeological Science 55 : 166- 173 (2015)-
dc.description.abstractThe discovery in 2012 of a complete yew bow (Taxus baccata) in the lakeside Neolithic site of La Draga, together with two more fragmented bows from previous field seasons, are the oldest evidence of archery among farming communities in Europe. This group of bows has allowed different aspects of prehistoric archery to be considered. Firstly with regard to the manufacturing processes of these weapons, which show great uniformity in terms of the raw material used, but some variety in shapes and sizes. Secondly about the socioeconomic significance of weapons in societies which no longer based their economy on hunting and gathering.-
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Ajuntament de Banyoles and the Centre d'Arqueologia Subaquàtica for their support of the work at La Draga, and to the students, researchers and professionals who have participated in the excavation since the 1990s. The fieldwork was funded by HAR2009-13494-C02-01 and HAR2012-38838-C02-01 to XT; HAR2009-13494-C02-02 and HAR2012-38838-C02-02 to RP; archaeozoological analyses funded by HAR2011-25826 to MS and archaeological excavation funded by Departament de Cultura (Generalitat de Catalunya) (2014/100822).-
dc.publisherAcademic Press-
dc.titleCharacterizing prehistoric archery: technical and functional analyses of the Neolithic bows from La Draga (NE Iberian Peninsula)-
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed-
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