PUBLIC-279713: Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead: completely flaked surface

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BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: PUBLIC-279713

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Early Bronze Age barbed-and-tanged flint arrowhead (c. 2500 BC to c. 1500 BC). Made from mid-grey flint, it is translucent at its tip and extremities of the barbs and tang. It is symmetrically triangular in plan with the narrow barbs swept back, parallel to the longitudinal direction. The tang is a square shape and the barbs are also square-ended. Both sides have been pressure flaked with invasive retouch. One side is marginally flatter in profile than the other with a small central portion remaining unflaked. The other side has been worked over its entire surface.

Length: 27mm; width: 14mm; thickness: 4mm. Weight: 1.1 grammes.

Similar flint barbed-and-tanged arrowheads are associated with the Beaker phase of the Early Bronze Age c. 2500 BC-1500 BC. This example fits into the sub-classification of Fancy barbed-and-tanged arrowheads described as Conygar Hill type (C. Butler 2005: 162-165, fig. 69, ref: 4) after H. S.Green (1980). These typically have square barbs and a square tang, with the barbs shorter or the same length as the tang. This results in the arrowhead having a slightly convex base.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Petersfield Museum - on loan until December 2014
Subsequent action after recording: In a private collection, recorded for academic use

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th February 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference PH001-20140209

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Petersfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7523
Four figure Latitude: 51.00151147
Four figure longitude: -0.93251907
1:25K map: SU7523
1:10K map: SU72SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Current location: Petersfield Museum - on loan until December 2014
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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