The Finds

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Arrowheads Flint knife Detail of one
of the beakers
Detail of another
of the beakers
       
Flint scrapers The Archer's hair tresses Tusks found in the grave A cushion stone
       
Flint knife A flint and a copper knife Copper alloy
knives
Arrowhead
detail
       
Wristguards A bone pin Reconstructed Beaker  


The photographs were taken by Elaine Wakefield.

A Bone Pin

A bone pin which would have been used to hold a piece of clothing such as a leather cloak

A reconstructed Beaker from the grave of the Archer

Boar's Tusks

These could have been used as awls in leather working.

Cushion Stone

This could have been used as a small anvil for working gold or copper

Detail of a flint arrowhead

Flint Knife

Flint Scrapers

These could have been used for skinning animals.

Flint and copper knives

The horn handle on the copper knife has rotted away.

Flint knife (2)

The handle has rotted away.

The Archer's Beakers (2)

Close-up showing how a bone comb was used to make the pattern.

The Archer's Beakers

Close-up showing how a bone comb was used to make the pattern.

The Archer's Weapons

The arrowheads are made of flint. The wooden arrow shafts have rotted away.

The Archer's copper knives

 

 Their handles were probably made of wood. The knives are almost certainly made of pure copper.

The Archer's wristguards

 

He was wearing the black one. The red one was placed by his knees

The Gold Earrings

Some archaeologists think that they were worn around the edge of the ear. Others think that they were worn in hair braids.