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Item Details
Public
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Culture
Danish Neolithic or Mesolithic
Title
Arrowhead
Work Type
arrowheads
projectile points
Date
ca. 9000-1700 BCE
Location
Denmark
Material
stone
flint (rock)
Period
Neolithic
Mesolithic
Measurements
3.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm
Description
Tanged or stemmed point, or arrowhead. Mottled light-grey flint. Produced by fine bifacial pressure-flaking on a small, pointed bladelet, with the stem at the proximal end incorporating the original striking platform. This results in a slightly curved profile. The form and technique are similar to points of the Magdalenian, but with more bifacial retouch along the edges.
Accession Number
Anthr1882_007_0167_01
Related Item
Jørgen Jensen, The Prehistory of Denmark (Methuen, 1982)
Deborah Olausson & Helle Vandkilde, Form, Function & Context: Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology (Almqvist & Wiksell International, 2000)
Christopher Tilley, An Ethnography of the Neolithic: Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia (Cambridge, 1996)
Anders Fischer & Kristian Kristiansen (eds), The Neolithisation of Denmark: 150 Years of Debrate (JR Collis, 2002)
Helle Vandkilde, From Stone to Bronze: The Metalwork of the Late Neolithic and Earliest Bronze Age in Denmark (Jutland Archaeological Society, 1996)
"The Danish Stone Ages: An Outline". John Whittaker (1974)
Becker, C.J. 1945 "New Finds of Hafted Neolithic Celts." Acta Archaeologica, 16. 1949 "Hafted Neolithic Celts II." Acta Archaeologica, 20. 1956 "The Date of the Neolithic Settlement at Trelleborg." Acta Archaeologica, 27. 1971 "Late Paleolithic Finds from Denmark." Antiquity, 33.
Oldeberg, A. 1932 "Some Contributions to the Earliest History of the Sickle." Acta Archaeologica, 3.
Rud, Morsen, ed. 1966 Jeg Ser Pa Oldsager.
Sandklef, W. 1935 "Are Scandinavian Flint Saws to be considered as Leaf-Knives?” Acta Archaeologica, 5.
Condition
Extensive micro-flaking along both edges
Provenance
Purchased from Ward and Howell's (now Ward's Scientific), Rochester, 1882
Archival Collection
Danish Neolithic stone tools
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3233107.fpx
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