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[Ar]

Stone or metal tip for mounting at the business end of a wooden arrow shaft to increase the penetrating power or modify the impact of the arrow when it strikes its target. The earliest arrowheads are of Upper Palaeolithic date; in Britain Neolithic arrowheads are typically of leaf‐shaped form, while Bronze Age examples are triangular in outline, with a tang for hafting and barbs for increasing attachment to the target.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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