Avebury Dig 2014 – Day 8

 

You have to take account of the scale to realise how remarkable this barbed and tanged arrowhead is.

You have to take account of the scale to realise how remarkable this barbed and tanged arrowhead is.

Another day – another star find. None of us have seen a barbed and tanged arrowhead that’s both this small and this well made. It was really difficult for our volunteer photographer Mike Robinson to get a picture of this without a stand etc (it was taken on site, in really strong sunlight) – and unfortunately it doesn’t really show the detail very well; it’s a really beautifully worked arrowhead. Josh (Pollard) says that it’s clearly a case of deliberate miniaturisation, because of the quality of work, not just someone using up a small bit of flint. So once again – more Early Bronze Age material has come up – Where’s the Peterborough Ware I say?!

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