Arrowheads

Tanged arrowheads

Tanged arrowheads are the earliest type of bronze arrowhead and are sometimes barbed. They show great similarity with the stone arrowheads which preceded them. They are very rare finds in Britain.

Dating and distribution

Date: 2150-1500 BC
Distribution: They are so rare there is not particular distribution pattern.

Examples

SF-4014B0PAS record number: SF-4014B0
Object type: Arrowhead
Broadperiod: Bronze Age
County of discovery: Cambridgeshire
Stable url: http://www.finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/258381

WMID-CE6A76PAS record number: WMID-CE6A76
Object type: Arrowhead
Broadperiod: Bronze Age
County of discovery: Warwickshire
Stable url: http://www.finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/137216

SF6680PAS record number: SF6680
Object type: Arrowhead
Broadperiod: Bronze Age
County of discovery: Suffolk
Stable url: http://www.finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/21488

Socketed Arrowheads

Socketed arrowheads, whilst originally noted as being absent from UK finds have appeared across England, with the majority being found in the Midlands, with an example each from north Yorkshire and Shropshire. These artefacts are often found heavily corroded and thus can easily be mistaken for a small spearhead.

Examples

SWYOR-19E2B1
SF8275
WMID-3AE711

References

  • O'Connor, B. (1980) Cross Channel Relations in the Later Bronze Age. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S91