IOW-FB307D: Early Bronze Age Barbed and tanged Flint Arrowhead

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BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: IOW-FB307D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead (c. 2500 BC-c. 1500 BC).

This arrowhead is sub-triangular in plan and an elongated pointed-oval shape in cross-section and side view. The barbs and tang are straight at their ends. It has been knapped using both direct and indirect percussion techniques. Both long sides of the arrowhead have been finely retouched to create sharp edges. The retouch can be classified as invasive, sub-parallel and low angled.

This implement is in extremely good condition without any damage. When held to the light it has a reddish tinge and is semi-translucent.

Length: 32.5mm; width: 24.9mm; thickness: 5.0mm. Weight: 3.21g.

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).

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

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.5 mm
Width: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 3.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th October 2015 - Wednesday 14th October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Ms Estelle Baker
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-14-1

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cowes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ4994
Four figure Latitude: 50.74354699
Four figure longitude: -1.30689544
1:25K map: SZ4994
1:10K map: SZ44NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Chance find
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Recreational usage

References cited

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Audit data

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

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