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HER Number:18163.34
Name:CARN BREA - Bronze Age findspot

Summary

Two damaged barbed-and-tanged arrowheads from Mercer's excavations on Carn Brea suggest use of the hill in the Bronze Age

Grid Reference:SW 6855 4080
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: CARN BREA
  • Scheduled Monument CO79: Carn Brea Castle

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.34

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Full description

Alan Saville describes two damaged but positively identifiable barbed-and-tanged arrowheads from Mercer's 1970-1973 excavations on Carn Brea, suggesting these represent casual use of the hill in the Bronze Age (b3). He refers to similar artefacts found during the 1890's investigations by Thurston Peter (b1,2).


<1> Peter, TC, 1896, The Expoloration of Carn Brea, VOL 12, 98 (Article in serial). SCO5139.


<2> GREEN, HS, 1980, THE FLINT ARROWHEADS OF THE BRITISH ISLES, 75 (Unedited Source). SCO8565.


<3> SAVILLE, A, 1981, THE FLINT AND CHERT ARTEFACTS, EXCAVATIONS AT CARN BREA, 102, 103, 111 (Unedited Source). SCO8629.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5139 - Article in serial: Peter, TC. 1896. The Expoloration of Carn Brea. JRIC Vol 13. VOL 12, 98.
[2]SCO8565 - Unedited Source: GREEN, HS. 1980. THE FLINT ARROWHEADS OF THE BRITISH ISLES. BRIT ARCHAEOL REPORT. 75.
[3]SCO8629 - Unedited Source: SAVILLE, A. 1981. THE FLINT AND CHERT ARTEFACTS, EXCAVATIONS AT CARN BREA. 102, 103, 111.

Associated Finds

  • FCO4466 - ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

18163Part of: CARN BREA - Neolithic tor enclosure, Iron Age hillfort (Monument)