Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times; its main use is that of a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an "archer" or a "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as atoxophilite. The bow seems to have been invented in the later Paleolithic or early Mesolithic periods. Archery was revived by the Grand National Archery Society since its first meeting held in York in 1844 and over the next decade the extravagant and festive practices of the past were gradually whittled away and the rules were standardised as the 'York Round' - a series of shoots at 60, 80, and 100 yards. It was included as a sport at the1900 Paris Olympics.