Since the Society of Archer-Antiquaries principal purpose is the study of all aspects of the history of the bow and arrow, many varying articles, illustrated and prepared by specialist members, appear within the annual Journal [ members only ] Some subjects covered have been:
Ainu archery. Amerindian bows. The English war-bow. Tudor longbows. Korean archery. Early archery societies. Crossbow construction. Japanese archery. Mongolian archery. Arrows of Africa. Medieval arrowheads. Incendiary arrows. Recreational arrows. Bow and Pike. Persian archery. Chinese archery. Thumb rings. Pre-historic archery. European crossbows. Performance data.Some examples of past Journals and their contents are shown below for your interest.
Vol 33. 1990
Vol 38. 1995
Vol 44. 2001
Vol 46. 2003
Japanese Archery & Archers by E.Gilbertson
Turkish Bows, Arrows & Quivers in the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany by Jens Senfelder
Indoor Archery Sets Compared by Hugh.D.H.Soar
Hedgehog Quill Fletchings - a Warning for Future Researchers by Claude Blair
The Royal Surrey Bowmen 1790-1795 by Arthur G.Credland
Bowstring materials by Robert W.Halpin
The Royal Southampton Archers 1789-1794. and Southampton & New Forest Archery Club 1830-1840 by Arthur G.Credland
Scythian-style Bows Discovered in Xinjiang by Bede Dwyer
Hunting in the Medieval Arab World with Bows & Arrows, Lances, Nets, Raptors & Predators by Terence Clark
Lakota Archery Games as Documented at the Buechel Memorial Musuem, St. Francis, S.Dakota by Kay Koppedrayer
The Treating of Prince Henry's Arrow Wound 1403 by Hector Cole & Tig Lang
Book Review of Al Mansur's Book on Hunting by Arthur G.Credland
Some back numbers of the Journal are available for purchase by members. These are listed in Arrowhead.
With the kind assistance of the Royal Armouries, Leeds, past Journals numbers 1 to 45 have been produced on two Compact Discs. These will be sent to members who make a donation to the Society of £15 or more. An accompanying index disc is available for £7.50 incl. P & P
The Journal is supplemented three times per year by "Arrowhead", a news booklet, containing shorter articles and snippets of archery interest plus useful admin information.