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A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. A rare and large Early Neolithic "Tranchet" (Tranverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead, found early 1970's ,Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
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Early Neolithic c.5000 B.C. A rare and large flint "Petit Tranchet" (Transverse) Chisel tipped arrowhead found in the early 1970's close to Woodhenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, an extremely famous and important Neolithic site which together with the neighbouring Stonehenge were both designated World Heritage sites in 1986. Fashioned from a pleasant white and beige marbled flint with iron oxide highlights, nicely worked on either side to form the distinct chisel like tranchet blade edge. [Tranchets arrowheads were effectively reverse mounted with the pointed end fixed into the arrow shaft and the wide razor sharp chisel tipped edge designed for causing maximum wounding and blood loss in order to bring down larger prey much more efficiently, this assymetric example also has a pointed barb to one side, not only to maximise wounding but help prevent the animal shaking loose the arrow tip whilst trying to evade capture]. An large example from a very famous and now, World Heitage site; intact and in very nice condition with good surface ageing, rare this large, 54mm long x 35mm across blade edge.


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