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Irish Early Mesolithic Flint Flake Arrowhead Tiny & Translucent c7500 BC Ireland

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Seller: clegnagh (4,529) 100%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132016722591 Please remember that postal charge includes packing materials and delivery to the post office which is 7 miles away A Beautiful Irish Early Mesolithic Flint Flake Arrowhead c. 7500 BCThe simplest type of arrowhead, made from a pointed blade with minimal retouch, this time in the microlithic tradition of the early MesolithicWith its single keel, this is like a minute Bann Flake and certainly came from an Early Mesolithic site not far south of BushmillsIt is made from the most superior quality of flint which has been perfectly preservedIt is like smoky glass and is at least translucent and may be transparent at the edgesThe striking platform and bulb of percussion are intact and the whole piece has a gem-like appearance with a velvet feelThis was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in IrelandMy teaching collection largely comprised material given to me by students and so is not accurately provenanced. I can say that all material comes from North Antrim and North Londonderry. This piece I can accurately place, because it was found by a student on one of my excavation projects (the exact provenance will be made available to the purchaser).This arrowhead is 25mm by 15mm by 5mm (maximum thickness)There is no damage I can see Please note that my entire private collection was examined, recorded and evaluated by staff of the Ulster Museum, Belfast in the 1990s Condition: Excellent

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