PUBLIC-130353: elongated leaf shaped arrowhead

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LEAF ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: PUBLIC-130353

Object type certainty: Certain
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A leaf-shaped arrowhead formed on a mottled grey coloured coarse flint or possibly chert of probable Neolithic date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is lentoid (sub-rectangular) in plan and lentoid in cross section. Both faces of the arrowhead have been pressure (ripple) flaked with a series of small neat narrow facets. Much of this rippled surface has been flaked with much skill (especially given the poor nature of the flint). Both long edges exhibit areas of secondary flaking or retouch and has been applied to both faces . Beneath the ripple flaking older transverse thinning scars are present.

The arrowhead measures 35.1mm long, 13.5mm wide and 4.2mm thick; it weighs 2.0 grams.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with landowner
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 2900 BC
Date to: Circa 2150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.1 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 4.2 mm
Weight: 2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Current location: with landowner
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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