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The Bronze Age

Hunting & Warfare

Arrow, Barndennoch, Keir

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This arrowhead was found amongst a collection of stone implements at Barndennoch, Keir. Made of large black chert or pitchstone, this arrowhead has been finely tooled, however a section of the barb has subsequently been lost either through use or erosion.

 

It is not always possible to distinguish between neolithic and Bronze Age stone tools. Certain types of arrowhead were more finely finished, but simple tools such as scrapers and knives were produced in the same manner for thousands of years. Arrowheads are often found in the graves of Beaker people, implying that they played an important part in their lives.

Place of Discovery:
Barndennoch, Keir
Materials/Media:
Chert
Dimensions:
weight: 2.69 g
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1965.62
Digital Number:
RPD0077