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Neolithic Arrowheads from sites in Suffolk and Hertfordshire

Amongst the most interesting and most visually-striking of flint artefacts encountered on archaeological sites are leaf-shaped arrowheads of the early Neolithic period. Two such items recently recovered by AS from separate sites in two different counties show something particularly interesting.

Often arrowheads of this type are found with broken tips. The picture here shows two different, completely unrelated, fragments of early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowheads, one found at a site in Suffolk and the other at a site in Hertfordshire, nearly a hundred miles apart. As can be seen, the body fragment fits closely with the unrelated tip indicating that this design of arrowhead commonly caused a weakness at this particular point resulting in fractures here upon impact

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