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Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead

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These thin, symmetrical pieces of flint have to have been shaped intentionally. These flint arrowheads from about 5,000 years ago are said to look like leaves. They were struck from pieces of flint and were worked so that they tapered to a sharp point. Mounted on the tip of a wooden shaft they made an arrow. In the hands of a skilled archer the arrows would injure and kill prey animals and even other human beings.

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