Birch Tar

By Maria Gail | Apr 22, 2013

By Luis

While researching native archery, I learned about making primitive arrows.  One of the key materials needed is a natural glue made from birch bark, used to fasten the feathers and arrow tips to the shaft.

Here is the link to the YouTube video I watched, Otzi the iceman arrow part 1, how to make 5000 year old primitive archery hunting arrows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoNmUJWNCMw.  At 2:45 it explains how to make birch tar.

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