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Early Bronze Age Arrowhead

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This flint arrowhead was made during the early Bronze Age and excavated from the village of Woodlands St Mary, near Lambourn.  This type of arrowhead is called a barbed head and was designed for use against animals.  The arrowhead also has a small tang between the bards to make it easier to fit onto a shaft.  The reason for making the arrowhead out of flint rather than bronze could be due to availability of materials at the time, the lack of knowledge on how to make bronze arrowheads rather than flint ones, or the investment in resources to make bronze was too great to justify making small arrowheads.

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