WMID-975903: Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age: Incomplete barbed and tanged arrowhead

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BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: WMID-975903

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2500 BC to c. 1500 BC).

Approximately 95% of the arrowhead is present, with the tang and tip being incomplete.

The arrowhead has been knapped from a dark grey coloured piece of flint. It is broadly sub-triangular in shape and lentoid in cross section. The tang is incomplete and the surviving barbs are sub triangular. The arrowhead has been knapped using both direct and indirect percussion techniques. Both long sides / edges of the arrowhead have been finely retouched to create sharp edges. The retouch can be classified as invasive / sub-parallel / low angle.

The arrowhead measures 24.7 mm in length, 20.5 mm wide and 4.5 mm thick. It weighs 1.8 g.

Similar flint barb and tanged arrowheads are associated with the Beaker phase of the Late / final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age c. 2500 BC-1500 BC. This example fits into the sub-classification of non-Fancy B&T arrowheads best described as Sutton types (Butler 2005: 162-165, after Green (1980).

Several similar barbed and tanged arrowheads have been recorded on the PAS database including WMID-999E8D; WMID-DDE216; WMID-9BE024 and WMID-837197.

Reference:
Butler, C. 2005. Prehistoric Flintwork. Tempus Publishing. Stroud.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.7 mm
Width: 20.5 mm
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd May 2015 - Saturday 2nd May 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7294
Four figure Latitude: 52.54312769
Four figure longitude: -2.41429792
1:25K map: SO7294
1:10K map: SO79SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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