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Item of the Month: Neolithic Arrowhead

Librarian Peter Harley picks a flint arrowhead believed to be 5,000-6,000 years old.

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This month, our Librarian Peter Harley has chosen the Item of the Month as a neolithic arrow or spear head.

neolithic flint arrowhead found near Brandon Creek
A Neolithic flint arrowhead found near Brandon Creek.

This worked flint, estimated at between 5,000 – 6,000 years old, was found on land near Brandon Creek, and was donated to the Society’s archive.

Whilst this beautifully made item would have been lethal to anything that entered its path, it is small – measuring just 2 inches long and 1.25 inches at its widest point (5cm x 3.1cm).

This small but important item is lucky to have been found, and we’re very grateful to the item’s donor for giving it to us.

Latest acquisitions

Amongst our latest acquisitions, we have also received:

  • a LNER Railway Platform ticket, issued at Littleport
  • a Great Eastern Railway (GER) Company 1889 Dividend
  • a postcard of C. W. Thornhill Family Butcher Shop, Main Street, Littleport – posted on 31st December 1914.
  • a postcard of a coal delivery cart at Black Horse Drove, dated 16th October 1914

By Peter Harley

Peter Harley is the Librarian at The Littleport Society, and is responsible for cataloguing and managing the Society's collection of reference books.