Information for record number MWA2682:
Findspot - Bronze Age flint arrowhead

Summary Findspot - a Bronze Age flint arrowhead was found 300m east of the church at Baginton.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Early Bronze Age (2600 BC - 1601 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Baginton
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The only reference to this find (apart from the OS Card which gives the above location) is by Edwards who, as an addendum to his reporting of the finds described on WA 2678, says "I had found a barbed and tanged flint arrowhead (now in Coventry Museum) about 12 months previously (summer of 1930), and approximately 100 yards from the site of the beaker. Arrows of this type were common in the Early Bronze Age".
3 The ground is now derelict after back filling the pit.
4 When following up and trying to locate this find in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, only one flint arrowhead could be found; and although no direct link could be made, it was assumed that these were one and the same: the only note on the accession card says "triangular arrowhead: from surface of river pit"; the number is A 885/11/1.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 14NE9
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 14NE9
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: PCNHSS vol 1 no 3 (Proceedings of the Coventry Natural History and Scientific Society)
Author/originator: Edwards J H
Date: 1932
Page Number: 46-47
Volume/Sheet: 1:3
Source No: 3
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thompson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3264
Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thompson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3599
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Bronze Age About 2500 BC to 700 BC

The Bronze Age comes after the Neolithic period and before the Iron Age.

The day to day life of people in the Bronze Age probably changed little from how their ancestors had lived during the Neolithic period. They still lived in farmsteads, growing crops and rearing animals.

During the Bronze Age people discovered how to use bronze, an alloy of tin and copper (hence the name that has given to this era). They used it to make their tools and other objects, although they continued to use flint and a range of organic materials as well. A range of bronze axes, palstaves and spears has been found in Warwickshire.
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monument YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ART GALLERY * A building in which works of art are displayed, permanently or temporarily. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back

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