1.4 million years ago: The knife is invented in Ethiopia. 400,000 BC: Spears made of stone are found in Germany. 100,000 BC: Axes and lithic blades are invented in Africa and Near East. 50,000 BC: The first bow is invented in Tunisia.
A rifle is a shoulder fired firearm that has rifled grooves in the barrel. These grooves make the bullet spin around an axis which stabilizes it during the flight. This makes the bullet more accurate and improves its range. Initially, rifles were known as “rifled guns”. However, the term “rifle” gradually replaced the earlier term […]