Arrowheads required great skill and patience; the flint would be chipped away using different practices such as the pressure flaking technique to achieve the desired shape. This method is attained by applying pressure with a pointy item, possibly a stone, bone or stick, along the edges to chip off small flakes. Flint was a favourable material due to its ease to reshape and its sharp cutting edge however it was not always accessible to all regions.
Neolithic Flint Arrow Head
A Neolithic arrow head carved from flint featuring a long triangular shape with a raised midrib and a short tang tapering to a point. The reverse is smooth and flat. This arrowhead is possibly from near Jericho.
Period: Neolithic period
Provenance: From a Surrey gentleman's collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990's onward.
Condition: Excellent condition.