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13342000Copper arrowheadMetal arrowheads were probably used for hunting. Their use meant hunters had to retrieve their preys, in order to get the arrows back and put them back in service as soon as possible. Arrows were used primarily as hunting weapons, but they could also be used as currency for goods.Copper arrowheadMetal arrowheads were probably used for hunting. Their use meant hunters had to retrieve their...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/2012.3.25b_archeologie.jpg?itok=MTa_9R5pMuséum du Havre

Copper arrowhead

 

  • Origin : Paris, Île de France

  • Period : Chalcolithic

  • Raw material : copper

  • Dimensions : length : 10 cm ; width : 1.5 cm

  • Inventory number : 2012.3.25

  • Le Havre Museum's collections

Basic copper arrowheads were cut from metal sheets. Their edges were hammered or sharpened. Their tip was triangle-shaped with a broad and thin cap approximately the same size. Most of these arrowheads were quite small.

 

Copper arrowheads often seem to have been used several times. Most of the time, they are found cracked or bent.

 

Metal arrowheads were probably used for hunting. Their use meant hunters had to retrieve their preys, in order to get the arrows back and put them back in service as soon as possible.

 

Arrows were used primarily as hunting weapons, but they could also be used as currency for goods.

 

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