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American Indian arrowheads of several shapes and functions
Japanese arrowheads of several shapes and functions
Japanese arrowheads of several shapes and functions

An arrowhead is point of an arrow, or a shape resembling such a point; as archaeological artifacts arrowheads are a subclass of projectile points.[1] An arrowhead is the point of an arrow; in archaeology, arrowheads and similar artifacts are known as projectile points. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 439 KB) Summary American Indian arrowheads Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 439 KB) Summary American Indian arrowheads Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2220x1848, 894 KB) fr: Têtes de flèches japonaises (ya) en: Japanese arrow heads (ya) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Arrowhead ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2220x1848, 894 KB) fr: Têtes de flèches japonaises (ya) en: Japanese arrow heads (ya) Work by Rama File links The following pages link to this file: Arrowhead ... This article is about the weapon. ... In archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ... In archaeology, a projectile point is an object that was hafted and used either as knife or projectile tip or both. ...


Arrowheads are found all over the world. Archaeologically they are usually made of stone: primarily being flint, obsidian, or cherts; however in many excavations bone, wooden and metal arrowheads have been found.


In North America, Arrowheads are sometimes mistakenly attributed to the Historic Period American Indians, but are actually from North America's prehistoric ancestors; some arrowheads date back to over 15,000+ years old (Paleo-Clovis Culture). North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ...


In Scandinavia during the Viking age a wide range of arrowheads were used for a variety of tasks. A blunt arrowhead could be used for taking down small game and might commonly be made of wood. Barbed arrowheads were usually iron. For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ...


The traditional 'English' Longbow was first used in Wales. The English adopted the weapon due to its effectiveness. The arrowhead most commonly used with a longbow was around two inches long and made of iron, however many bowmen would have different weights of arrowhead to use for different targets and distances. Self-yew English longbow, 6 ft 6 in (2 m) long, 470 N (105 lbf) draw force. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Arrowheads are attached to arrow shafts and may be "thrown", with by means of such as an Atlatl (similar to a spear thrower), or fired from a bow. An atlatl (from Nahuatl ahtlatl ; in English pronounced [1] or [2]) or spear-thrower is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in spear-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which allows the user to temporarily store energy during the throw. ...


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