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Prehistoric Flint Arrowhead

The bow and arrow was developed in the Mesolithic period, some 11,000 years ago. Its first use may have been to hunt game, but there is plenty of evidence that by the end of the Neolithic period, some 4,500 years ago, it was used as weapon against people.

This arrowhead was found during the excavation of a Bronze Age barrow (a burial mound) near Eaton near Melton. Archery equipment was sometimes…