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2 arrowheads

Post by the barnacle on Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:31 am

I have been given permission to share these 2 finds with you, they were picked up on a field, - love the long parallel flakes over the convex side - what method do you think they were produced - almost reminds me of the flaking done in egypt on the ceremonial knives of the Predynastic period.

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Post by grendel on Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:09 am

The white may be from Yorkshire. There was a parallel flaking industry there in Neolithic times. I have seen a similar examples with almost identical flake scars and shade of white patina found in Norfolk, though, likely an import as it was found beside an imported Langdale Axe. How was it made is a mystery, no modern British knapper is capable of making something that good (out of English flint), I have seen the odd example to match it in quality by modern Northern European knappers though.

Glad you provided the profile shot, it's perfectly straight and perfectly convex, we should start a debate on Neolithic flake over grind.

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