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The Bronze Age

Hunting & Warfare

Spearhead

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This spearhead has a slender leaf shaped blade, common to those found in the area, which has been broken into two. From the late Bronze Age, this example has a hollow circular shaft which tapers to an oval shaped tip.

The deliberate breaking of weapon blades, both for spears and swords, is a feature noted in Bronze Age deposits. A similar phenomenon also occurs in the late Iron Age, and in sone Anglo-Saxon burials.

Materials/Media:
bronze
Dimensions:
Length 310mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
AR/B3
Digital Number:
EAAH013n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council