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Grizzly discovery of an arrow through the eye sheds light on horrific injuries caused by medieval arrows

May 8, 2020 - General

Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to today’s gunshot wounds, according to archaeologists analysing newly discovered human remains. The bones, recovered from a Dominican friary in Exeter, show arrows fired from longbows could penetrate right through the human skull, creating small entry and large exit wounds.
Skull with a piercing arrow [Credit: Oliver Creighton/University of Exeter]

The human skeletons examined as part of the…

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