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Crucible

During the Bronze Age thick pottery vessels such as this were used to melt bronze. The molten bronze was then poured into moulds to cast tools and weapons....

Club

This is a tewhatewha, a quarter-circle back-weighted club. This two-handed weapon was wielded in a manner were blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt...

Whetstone

Whetstones were used to sharpen the blades of metal tools and weapons. This one was found at a site on Dean Moor in Devon....

Club

Tewhatewha, quarter-circle back-weighted club. Two handed weapon which was wielded so that blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt could be used as a stabbing weapon....

Spear

A barbed spear with a broken tip. The barbs of such weapons made removing from the wound extremely difficult....

Spear

Once it had penetrated the body this weapon would leave splinters within the wound, likely leading to infection and death....

Ceremonial sword-club

Made of hardwood, with a long, broad, plain blade. The handle is bound with fibre string. Used as a fighting weapon with a shield....

Spear thrower

A spear thrower was used principally by hunters to propel spears further and faster. It’s also used as a weapon....

Whetstone

Whetstones were used to sharpen the blades of metal tools and weapons. This one was found at a site on Dean Moor in Devon....