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Nice objects aren’t just found in the field – from time to time something special pops up back in the laboratory too. This fine Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead was recovered from a palaeoenvironmental sample taken from an interesting pit on a site near Salisbury earlier this year. The pit was Iron Age, and also contained Iron Age pottery, smashed quernstones, animal bone, and an inhumation burial. However, as well as the early arrowhead, it also contained well preserved Beaker pottery. These Early Bronze Age artefacts are likely to have been found locally and included deliberately in the pit, possibly to accompany the Iron Age burial.
The find was made by Tony Scothern (pictured).