Box of arrowheads

Dublin Core

Title

Box of arrowheads

Subject

arrow
arrowhead
weapons

Description

1-4, 5-8, 9-11 are bronze arrowheads. The broad blades and large size make them ideal for shooting large game and humans. They cause massive bleeding and quick death.

12-19 and 23-28 are bronze arrowheads. They are lightweight, cheap and easy to produce. They are a simpler type, probably from a much earlier period, and could be from a variety of locations because arrow tech seems to have developed pretty uniformly around the world (could be Luristan or early Greek too). These were replaced later with bodkin arrows having 3 flanges.

The larger ones might actually be really small spear points (like 23)

20-22 are iron, maybe for shooting small animals?

These broad, flat types of arrows are sometimes called leaf types

Creator

Derek Engle (picture)

Rights

Held by Madison Art Collection, JMU

Format

JPEG

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Arrowheads

Physical Dimensions

2592 x 1456 pixels

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/29837/archive/files/c8513d6dc7975b0da965d8c17cc0abb3.jpg

Citation

Derek Engle (picture), “Box of arrowheads,” Exhibits, accessed July 18, 2019, http://derekenglehistory.com/omeka/items/show/15.