Leaf-shaped arrowhead

Description
This leaf-shaped arrowhead was found at the Neolithic site at Hembury in Devon. These arrowheads were used for hunting and warfare and replaced the microliths that were used in the Mesolithic. The fine shape was formed by pressing small flakes of stone off the original flake.
Accession Loan No.
129/1933/1000
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
leaf-shaped arrowhead
Simple Name
arrowhead
Full Name
leaf-shaped arrowhead
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)
Family Group

Material
flint
Collector / Excavator
Liddell, Dorothy M
Collection Site Name
Hembury (1932)
Collection Town
Payhembury
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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