An Early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead, c. 4000-3500 B.C.

An Early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead, c. 4000-3500 B.C.

Code: 2827


Description: A light grey flint leaf-shaped arrowhead, some small edge chips and some minor iron staining, otherwise condition good and a nice example, from Grindale, East Riding, Yorkshire.

Size: 36 mm/1.4 ins. in length

Culture: Early Neolithic

Date: c. 4000-3500 B.C.

Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and previously in a southern English private collection.

Background: Fred Sydney Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.