Leaf-shaped arrowhead

This leaf-shaped arrowhead was found at the Neolithic site at Hembury in Devon. Arrowheads were used for hunting and warfare and replaced the microliths that were used in the previous Mesolithic period. This example seems to have been broken whilst being made or used.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
119/1931/475
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Liddell, Dorothy M
Material
flint
Common Name
leaf-shaped arrowhead
Simple Name
arrowhead
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)

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leaf-shaped arrowhead