Flint arrowhead

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From Craigsford Mains, Berwickshire

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Flint arrowhead

This flint arrowhead is one of a number found at Craigsford Mains, Berwickshire. It could have been used for hunting, or in combat, or both. It dates from sometime between 3800 and 2500 BC.

The arrowhead is of yellow-brown flint. It is leaf shaped, a type common throughout Neolithic Britain.

Bows and arrows were used for both hunting and fighting. The bows and arrow shafts, however, rarely survive.

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Online ID: 000-100-033-848-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.BMA 1639
Date: Between 3800 and 2500 BC
Material: Flint, yellow-brown; leaf-shaped
Dimensions: 1.05" x 1.00"
What: Arrowhead
Who: George Oliver (Collector and father of donor)
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Craigsford Mains
Description: Leaf-shaped arrowhead of yellow-brown flint, from Craigsford Mains
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