Side-looped and socketed spearhead.
It is complete apart from a portion of one side of the lower blade, and damage to the upper blade edges. In other respects the condition is good, corrosion is minimal and the majority of the surface survives as a shiny dark green patina. The blade form is ogival, the upper portion being slightly concave.
The socket edge is marked with evenly-spaced triangular notches. Spearheads of this type are associated with the Acton Park and Taunton metalwork groups, suggesting a date range c. 1500 – 1150 BC. Radiocarbon dates from charcoal associated with the spearhead confirmed its typological date, providing a range of 1518–1307 cal. BC for its deposition.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Evesham, Worcestershire
Project type: Watching brief
Site type: Possible Prehistoric occupation
Discovery context: Pit
Early Middle Bronze Age activity and an associated socketed spearhead from Evesham – website article