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'Oblique' flint arrowhead
DERSB : 2015.4.12.27
Flint arrowhead found near Arbor Low, 6,000 – 4,000 years old (Neolithic). Collected as part of the Peak Lithics Transect carried out jointly by Manpower Services Commision archaeological scheme and Arteamus.
Arbor Low is a henge and stone circle located on Middleton Moor. The earthen bank and ditch of the henge were built around 4,500 years ago and can be seen from miles away. Around 500 years later a stone circle was added, hidden from view by the bank of the henge. Archaeologists are still debating whether or not the stones stood upright. The size and scale of the monument has earnt it the nickname, 'the Stonehenge of the North'.
'Oblique' arrowheads are knapped with a single ‘barb’ on one side and a ‘tang’ on the other to connect it to an arrowshaft. This provided a tool with a single cutting edge.
- Description: height 0.1 cm; weight 0.004 kg; width 2.6 cm; length 3.8 cm
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
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