Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today. The evolution of archery began at the start of mankind’s history, and evidence of ancient archers has been found all around the world.
Although archery probably dates back to the Stone Age – around 20,000 B.C. – the earliest people known to have regularly used bows and arrows were the Ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery around 3,000 B.C. for hunting and warfare.