A Neolithic Arrowhead from Neuenburg (Lower Saxonia)

Some years ago I found this projectile point near Neuenburg (Lower Saxonia near Oldenburg) 20 km from the cost of the North Sea. The arrowhead displayed here is similar to other examples of Nothern Europe from the late Neolithic.

Such arrowheads were often part of archery equipment during the Bell Beaker culture. It remains unclear if such projectiles within male graves can be interpreted as an indication of organised warriors during early Late Neolithic, or are just a general symbol for maleness

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During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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One Response to A Neolithic Arrowhead from Neuenburg (Lower Saxonia)

  1. Milford Walter says:

    Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an “archer” or “bowman”, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a “toxophilite”..

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