HESH-41BC08: Neolithic: Leaf Arrowhead

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LEAF ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: HESH-41BC08

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete leaf-shaped arrowhead of probable Neolithic date (2900 - 2150 BC). The arrowhead is formed on a mid-grey coloured tertiary flint flake; both the dorsal and ventral faces are extensively retouched. The arrowhead is lentoid or pointed oval (an irregular pentagon) in plan and lentoid in cross section. The butt of the arrowhead has been trimmed and extensively reworked removing any trace of striking platform or bulb of percussion In profile the arrowhead is also lentoid. The shape of the arrowhead does not conform with known sub-types - it most closely resembles kite shaped examples. The dorsal and ventral faces have both had significant pressure (ripple) flaking with a series of small neat narrow facets. This flaking is best described as covering, scaled low angled retouch. There is only slight / minor damage to the arrowhead from movement in the ploughsoil, and a small notches along one long edge.

The arrowhead measures 27.6mm in length, 16.3mm maximum width, is 3.3mm thick and weighs 1.37 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 2900 BC
Date to: Circa 2200 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.6 mm
Width: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 1.37 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG: 3564

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)
Parish or ward: Preston on Wye (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4239
Four figure Latitude: 52.04634373
Four figure longitude: -2.84712696
1:25K map: SO4239
1:10K map: SO43NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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