HESH-548857: Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC).

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: HESH-548857

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC).

The arrowhead has been knapped from a light-mid brown translucent flint and is 42.8mm long, 18.1mm wide, and is 3.5mm thick. It weighs 2.72 grams. Both faces have been pressure (ripple) flaked with small neat narrow facets. The upper two thirds of both edges exhibit areas of secondary flaking or retouch.

There are three areas of damage; the first is to the point of the arrowhead, the second is to one of the sides, and the third is to the base. None of these areas seem to have been retouched and so the damage probably occured after deposition.

Class: leaf shaped
Evidence of reuse: none

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 2900 BC
Date to: AD 2150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.8 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 3.5 mm
Weight: 2.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th March 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Grendon Bishop (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5956
Four figure Latitude: 52.200696
Four figure longitude: -2.601317
1:25K map: SO5956
1:10K map: SO55NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HESH-180122
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Later Neolithic date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is lentoid in plan and cross section. It has been…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-17EE10
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Later Neolithic date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is lentoid in plan and cross section. It has been…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-46C226
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Leaf shaped flint arrowhead of probable Middle Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is sub-oval (tear-drop shape…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.